3. A revamped NY Jets offensive line
Since joining the Jets, it seems as if plans A, B, and C for Douglas have been to build up the team’s offensive line.
Whether it was convincing Ryan Kalil to come out of retirement, drafting Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker, or signing Connor McGovern and Morgan Moses, Douglas has spent the last two years trying to give whoever his QB is as much protection as possible.
“I think there’s a real shortage of quality offensive linemen in the NFL,” Douglas said in a pre-draft conference call in 2020. “So we’re going to do our best to get as many quality ones as we can because you can never have too many.”
On paper, the Jets should have a much-improved offensive line compared to what they had the last few years.
However, paper does not play football. As such, the performance of this new-look line will likely determine how the season goes for Gang Green.
That will very much be the case this week as well. Week 1 should be a solid indicator for how the rest of the season might go for the Jets' offensive line.