5 moves the NY Jets must make to compete for a Super Bowl in 2023
4. The NY Jets must add another offensive playmaker
The Jets' offense has quite a few playmakers with the two most prominent coming in last year's draft. Garrett Wilson proved that he can be the No. 1 wide receiver the Jets have been searching for and Breece Hall was one of the best running backs in football prior to his injury.
Combine them with a hopefully re-motivated Elijah Moore, a couple of starting-caliber tight ends in Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah, and some good running back depth, and the Jets have a solid collection of skill position players.
That said, the Jets could really use another playmaker. Compare the Jets' skill position group to the rosters of most of the recent Super Bowl teams. The Jets have a passable group, but it's not at the level it could be.
Corey Davis is expected to be released, and Braxton Berrios might be as well. Moore's rollercoaster of a 2022 season leaves more questions about his status entering 2023. Conklin and Uzomah are fine, but neither is exactly a game-changing player.
Meanwhile, Michael Carter underwhelmed in 2022 and, while Zonovan Knight showed flashes, he regressed to the mean after a hot start. The Jets have two "sure things" in their skill position group, and one of those "sure things" is coming off a torn ACL.
The Jets need to add another offensive playmaker this offseason. The most obvious option would be to add another wide receiver given the expected changes at that position, but I wouldn't rule out the team adding a tight end or even a running back.
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah recently hypothesized that the Jets could target a tight end early in the draft if the value is right. The bottom line is the Jets need some more offensive firepower.
Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall are an excellent young duo, but the Jets need more.