5 bold 2024 offseason predictions for the NY Jets

The Jets have an offseason of major decisions ahead of them

NY Jets, Marquise Brown
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4. NY Jets Jets sign Kevin Zeitler and move Alijah Vera-Tucker to right tackle

Robert Saleh said they want to find Alijah Vera-Tucker one position and have him stick there. With a need at both tackle spots, it would be difficult to land two starting-caliber players, especially this offseason, with few appealing options available in free agency.

There are several good interior options available to sign and allow Vera-Tucker to stick at right tackle. One of the best options is Kevin Zeitler. Zeitler has been a dependable right guard for years across four different teams.

Per Pro Football Focus, Zeitler has had a 79.0+ pass-blocking grade for three straight seasons now and eight total times over his career.

This would set the Jets up to have Joe Alt or Olu Fashanu at left tackle, Laken Tomlinson or another free agent option at left guard, Joe Tippmann at center, Kevin Zeitler at right guard, and Alijah Vera-Tucker at right tackle.

That’s a big improvement from last season.

5. The Jets sign Marquise Brown

Aside from the offensive line, the Jets need a No. 2 wide receiver across from Garrett Wilson. Although many are hoping for Davante Adams, Tee Higgins, Mike Evans, or Michael Pittman Jr., I have a hard time seeing their respective teams letting them walk.

With the Arizona Cardinals having a few young receivers already and potentially adding Marvin Harrison Jr. in the 2024 NFL Draft, Marquise Brown should be available and would be a good option for the Jets.

Brown and his 4.27 speed had a 1,008-yard season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2021 before being traded to the Cardinals. One stat that makes him especially intriguing to the Jets is his PFF receiving grade vs. man coverage.

His 83.0 grade ranked 16th among all receivers this season. To put that into perspective, Garrett Wilson (69.6) was ranked 69th, and no other Jets receiver was in the top 140.

Another receiver who can separate is exactly what the Jets need, and even if one of the big names doesn't shake free, they can still get an effective receiving option.

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