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5 takeaways from the NY Jets unofficial depth chart reveal

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4. There's no clear favourite in the NY Jets kicker battle

The kicker spot has been one of the Jets' biggest weaknesses over the past few seasons, so in an effort to fix this, they brought in veteran Greg Zuerlein to compete with the incumbent Eddy Pineiro.

The veteran was said by many to be over the hill after stints with the Rams and Cowboys, but from all reports, Greg 'The Leg' can still get it done.

This battle will likely go down to the final day of the summer, as the three preseason games may prove the deciding factor for the Jets when choosing between the proven veteran or the younger upstart.

At this point, it's hard to speculate beyond what has been said and reported throughout training camp, so fans of special teams will need to pay close attention as the preseason rolls around starting this coming weekend.


3. Two surprise defensive frontrunners for the NY Jets

For the most part, the defensive starters should be set for 2022, but along with a great cornerback battle, the Jets have shown two surprise frontrunners for starting positions up front.

Both Solomon Thomas and Marcell Harris are listed as starters on the depth chart, but as both rookie Jermaine Johnson and recent free agent signing Kwon Alexander grow into this system, that could change.

While there's no doubt it will change as the season draws near, it just highlights how deep the Jets can be up front on the defensive side of the ball, especially if people like Johnson and Alexander are fighting for playing time.

The front seven is an area where snaps can no doubt be shared around, and right now, with all the talented players that inhabit this roster, it's hard for Jets fans not to be excited about the constant pressure that Robert Saleh's unit can be putting on opposing QBs in 2022.

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