2. Weapons, weapons, weapons
The Jets drafted Zach Wilson second overall in 2021, and after an up-and-down rookie campaign, it was clear that the franchise had to do everything in their power to help him succeed. "This organization will lift you up, not the other way around."
That was a quote from Robert Saleh, and after the 2022 offseason, the Jets have done what they can to make that statement true. This offense now has the ability to be one of the better in the league as the Jets added significant talent at every offensive position.
Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson, C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and Laken Tomlinson are some of the names the Jets added to help in 2022, and after injuries derailed this group in 2021, they're now better equipped to handle any unfortunate injury situation.
The jury is still out on whether Zach Wilson is the franchise QB the Jets have been looking for, but if he falls short of expectations again in 2022, you can't blame Joe Douglas who's done everything in his power to help No. 2 succeed.
1. The NY Jets are seemingly in the midst of a culture shift
One of the things that the Jets struggled with under former coach Adam Gase was establishing a significant, winning culture. Since Douglas and Saleh have come to town, however, that has seemingly been changing, and this offseason was the biggest indicator of that being genuine.
Adding the likes of C.J. Uzomah, Laken Tomlinson, and Jordan Whitehead certainly helps, but it may be rookie Sauce Gardner that has the biggest impact on this.
This offseason, we've seen waves of social media posts of the team bonding outside of football. Whether it be going to Mets/Yankees games or the hangout we saw in Idaho, it seems that this team is really becoming close, and bonding the way successful sports teams often do.
We will have to wait and see how this plays out on the field, but as of right now, the Jets are doing a great job building a culture that could hypothetically convince big-name free agents to join Gang Green in the following years, especially if Zach Wilson steps up on the field this season.