The NFL has increasingly become a league that values versatility above all. And the NY Jets are no different with general manager Joe Douglas having a noticeable soft spot for players who can fill in at multiple positions.
That trend isn't necessarily just exclusive to football, however. All over the sports world, we're seeing players who can take on numerous responsibilities valued over those who are confined to just one position.
Gone is the era of specialization. It's all about versatility now.
We see this in basketball with teams favoring players who can guard multiple positions. The Golden State Warriors dynasty was practically built off of that defensive philosophy.
And we've now seen this trend in baseball as well, perhaps to an even greater extreme. We're talking about Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtani has become the MLB's most interesting player for his ability to double as one of the league's best hitters and a more-than-competent pitcher. And that got me thinking.
Wouldn't it be fun to discuss which Jets players could "pull a Shohei Ohtani" and play both ways? After all, why not have some fun during the quietest time of the football year?
It's July. Cut us some slack.
Let's take a look at four players who could be the Shohei Ohtani of the NY Jets.