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NY Jets 2019 vs. 2022: Comparing Joe Douglas' first roster to the current team

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The current NY Jets running back room is young and could be one of the best in the AFC

Breece Hall, Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman vs. Le'Veon Bell, Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire

Running back is a position the Jets have had relative success with recently, and after adding another excellent one in the 2022 NFL Draft in Breece Hall, this could arguably be the strongest group on the team in the upcoming season.

Compare that to 2019 when the Jets paid Le'Veon Bell way more than they should have in free agency, and the difference is night and day. The offensive line combined with the wear and tear on Bell's body meant that he never even came close to living up to the price tag.

With an improved line and all-around talent on offense, the young duo of Hall and Michael Carter are being given every chance to make a name for themselves and could be lethal for years to come.

Verdict: The young duo of Carter and Hall give the current Jets a clear edge, as well as the depth edge with Tevin Coleman coming in at No. 3 on the depth chart.


The NY Jets wide receiver group is the best the team has had since Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall

Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson vs. Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, Jamison Crowder

The Jets have gone to work over the last year to surround their young QB with talent, and although the QB situation was similar back in 2019, then general manager Mike Maccagnan decided to not go with this approach.

In just two offseasons, Douglas has added Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson in the draft while also signing Corey Davis in free agency. This gives the Jets their best wide receiver room since the historic season experienced by Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall back in 2015.

Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder were good players for the Jets, as was Quincy Enunwa until his career-ending injury, but it just wasn't enough to help Sam Darnold. Here's hoping that this current group for the Jets can develop the way we all expect.

Verdict: Once again, the current group features youth, depth, and talent that the 2019 one simply can't match.

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