Monday morning marked the latest day of training camp for the NY Jets. Having been in the stands, one can tell it is a game week. The energy was through the roof, there was a sense of urgency that intensified the drills, and everyone meant business.
To date, fans have wondered what the depth chart would look like for their first pre-season game Saturday against the New York Giants. Head Coach Robert Saleh and company have made it hard to tell, constantly rotating players. It seemed as if everyone was getting the same amount of reps.
That was until the conclusion of Monday’s practice when the team announced their first unofficial depth chart of the season. There were a handful of anticipated moves, including Zach Wilson as the starting quarterback and the cornerback duo of Blessuan Austin and Bryce Hall.
At the same time, there were a ton of surprises too. While some were not major, like Denzel Mims and Elijah Moore being among the second wave of receivers, there are some that will catch one’s attention.
That being said, here are the five biggest takeaways from the New York Jets first unofficial depth chart of 2021…
Honorable Mention: NY Jets Kicker
During Saturday night’s Green & White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium, fans got a rare glimpse of the kicking competition. Recently added Matt Ammendola made his Broadway debut, destroying fellow kicker Chris Naggar.
Ammendola went 4-4 on field goal drills but missed an extra point in the scrimmage. Meanwhile, Naggar went 1-4 on field goals as his power was a show and went onto push a kickoff out of bounds to open the scrimmage.
Currently, Naggar gets the nod as the first-team kicker entering the pre-season. If that were to change though over the next few weeks though, nobody would be surprised.