5 biggest takeaways from NY Jets 2023 preseason

Some of the most notable takeaways from the preseason
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4. The NY Jets defensive line is legit

Holy cow, is this defensive line good or what? Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas were very upfront about their visions for creating a winning football team- dominate on the offensive and defensive line at the point of attack.

Although the offensive line is still a work in progress, the defensive line is, without a doubt, the best in the entire league and maybe the single best position group in all of football.

The Jets come at you with unrelenting wave after unrelenting wave of pass rushers and run stoppers up front, generating pressure on seemingly every dropback.

As a team, the Jets finished their four preseason games with 14 sacks, even more impressive when you consider during preseason action, teams rarely, if ever, blitz.

Rookie Will McDonald looks like a dynamic pass rusher with an NFL-ready spin move that terrorized opponents all preseason long. Jermaine Johnson also looks like someone who grew a lot as a player this offseason, putting on weight and explosiveness and making plays whenever on the field.

Adding those two to a line already featuring Carl Lawson and Quinnen Williams, plus dynamic players like Bryce Huff, John Franklin-Myers, Al Woods, Quinton Jefferson, Solomon Thomas, and Tanzel Smart, and the Jets can really disrupt entire game plans upfront.

At points during the Carolina Panthers preseason game, which featured Carolina's entire starting offensive line, Bryce Young could barely even get the snap before being sacked or hit.

The defense was already the best thing about this team going into this season. It looks like they got even better.