As it is every year, training camp is quietly one of the most important times for an NFL team. It is about building chemistry, determining the talent on the team, and above all — competition. For the NY Jets, the competition for starting jobs during training camp is going to be among the biggest headlines.
Right off of the bat, the Jets have a new head coach in Robert Saleh. He brings in Mike LaFleur, who will be running a new offensive scheme, while Saleh and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich will employ a new defensive scheme.
In other words, players need to earn their new roles.
Obviously, there are players and positions that are virtually set. Zach Wilson will be the Jets starting quarterback, apart from right guard the offensive line appears set, and the safety position too. Nevertheless, there are a handful of positions that will see plenty of competition.
That being said, here are the three top training camp competitions to look out for in Florham Park this summer.
Honorable Mention: Right Guard
There is one reason and one reason only as to why this spot is not higher, and that is because of the plethora of quality options to win the job.
Last season, Greg Van Roten did a solid job holding down the fort, though was not exactly dominant. The same goes for Alex Lewis, who flips to the right side after the Jets drafted Alijah Vera-Tucker.
Meanwhile, there are some wild cards too. Who knows what 2020 fourth-round pick Cameron Clark will bring to the table after missing his rookie season? Maybe Dan Feeney emerges as more than a versatile depth piece.
The bottom line is right guard, the lone position along the offensive line not settled, is going to be an interesting position battle to watch during training camp.