5 reasons why NY Jets QB Zach Wilson must succeed in 2022

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2. The NY Jets' offensive line is the best it's been in five years

In 2018, the Jets' offensive line allowed the 12th fewest sacks, but since then, they've allowed the 29th most in 2019, the 24th most in 2020, and the 20th most again last season.

If we look at the transformation of 2018's line to right now, even the group that allowed the 12th fewest sacks was comprised of mostly Kelvin Beachum, Brian Winters, Spencer Long, James Carpenter, and Brandon Shell.

Not terrible, but also not great. I don't think that's too controversial of a thing to say.

With the addition of Laken Tomlinson, who found a lot of success in San Francisco, as well as the return of former top pick Mekhi Becton to go along with a stud sophomore in Alijah Vera-Tucker and career-revitalized George Fant, this 2022 Jets offensive line is absolutely stacked on paper.

Not only will this fantastic "looking" offensive line be able to give Zach Wilson the protection he needs, but the run game that we just talked about is also going to be bolstered.

In theory, we have a second-year quarterback who shouldn't feel too much pressure this year in the pocket as well as a running back tandem that will be able to get into the second level at will.