5 realistic NY Jets expectations for the 2022 NFL season

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4. The NY Jets should expect two top-three finishes for Rookie of the Year

The Jets had a great draft with players who are ready to contribute immediately, and if these players play anywhere near expectations around Zach Wilson or in Robert Saleh's defense, we could see a few rookies in contention for a big award.

Sauce Gardner is widely considered one of the most NFL-ready cornerbacks in recent draft memory, and with D.J. Reed and a host of young corners around him, he could make a lot of plays for the Jets.

On the other side of the ball, the Jets drafted two Rookie of the Year caliber players in Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall in Round 1 and Round 2 respectively.

And while even the most optimistic Jets fans don't expect many wins this year, an offensive explosion and a battle between two Jets for Offensive Rookie of the Year could be quite fun.

5. NY Jets finally get contributions from the tight end spot, combining for over 1,000 yards receiving

The Jets have been searching for a tight end since the days of Dustin Keller, and while none of the top three tight ends on the depth chart will likely become a star on their own, the three of them (C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and Jeremy Ruckert) can combine to replicate that production.

Joe Douglas made Zach Wilson a priority this offseason and adding not one, not two, but three tight ends to the roster that will act as a safety blanket for No. 2 will be a huge help to the overall offense.

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While this may just be a regular occurrence for most teams, it's been far too long since the Jets have been able to match up against teams with a dangerous tight end. If this unit gets rolling, the offense will be a lot of fun to watch.