5 biggest winners from first wave of NY Jets 2024 free agency

Who are the biggest winners from Jets free agency?

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2. Alijah Vera-Tucker, OG, NY Jets

Alijah Vera-Tucker has proved to be one of the most invaluable players on the Jets' roster over the last few seasons. Vera-Tucker has started games at four of the five offensive line positions, proving his worth with his remarkable versatility.

But while that versatility may be valuable for his team, it's not necessarily best for his development. That's why the Jets have insisted they plan to keep Vera-Tucker at one position next season, and that position now appears to be right guard.

This is likely for the best, as although Vera-Tucker more than held his own at offensive tackle, his best football has come at guard. Now, the former first-round pick should have an opportunity to reach his ceiling as a potential future All-Pro right guard.

It also helps that Vera-Tucker should be playing alongside a more competent supporting cast. Provided he stays healthy, 2024 could be a massive year for the former USC star.

1. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets

No one should be happier about the Jets' new-look offensive line than Breece Hall. Hall pleaded with the Jets early in free agency to sign an offensive lineman, and they seemingly responded to his request.

Not only did the Jets add three new starting offensive linemen, but all three of John Simpson, Morgan Moses, and Tyron Smith excel as run-blockers. More specifically, their strength is in the power run game.

The Jets have strongly hinted at a philosophical change on offense with their offensive line additions. The zone-blocking scheme the Jets have employed in recent years could be replaced by a power run game dominated by gap-blocking concepts.

This should be excellent news for Hall, whose game-breaking speed and acceleration are perfect fits for a gap-blocking scheme. It should also be noted that the Jets have yet to add any backfield depth so far this offseason.

Hall might be the focal point of the Jets' offense again in 2024, and he should have more help this time around.