The NY Jets have struggled to put together a deep, impressive roster full of both potential and talent for years now, and no position has suffered more than the tight end. The Jets haven't had a genuinely good pass-catcher at the position since the days of Dustin Keller.
Joe Douglas promised to rebuild this Jets team the right way, and while that unfortunately meant the tight end spot was ignored last offseason, he made good on that promise in free agency and the draft in 2022.
Douglas added not only former Bengal C.J. Uzomah, but also Tyler Conklin, and by drafting Jeremy Ruckert in the third round, he proved that this franchise is dedicated to success now and in the future at tight end.
All of a sudden, this group has become key to the development and success of Zach Wilson. Here is a rundown on the tight end position for the Jets and the upcoming 2022 NFL season.
Depth chart: C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, Jeremy Ruckert
1. What are the pros of the 2022 NY Jets tight end room?
As mentioned, the Jets have been looking to upgrade this position for quite some time, and now, the biggest pro on this unit is the depth, with all three players able to step in and play in every phase of the game.
We're likely not going to see career years out of either Conklin or Uzomah, but if they can put together similar years to 2021, it will help Zach Wilson and transform this position into one of true strength for the Jets.
With so many athletes in this group, not to mention the likes of Lawrence Cager and Kenny Yeboah, the Jets are stacked at tight end. The output this year is certainly going to help the Jets' young QB grow.