NY Jets projected to have a top-10 offensive line in 2024

The Jets' offensive line can be great in 2024
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The NY Jets went into the offseason with one major goal in mind: fix the offensive line. While there are undoubtedly still question marks about certain parts of the unit, it's safe to say that the team has done well to achieve that goal.

The Jets traded for Morgan Moses in a bargain deal and signed the likes of John Simpson and All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith to complete their offensive line overhaul. The result is a unit that many Jets fans have high hopes for in 2024.

It's not just Jets fans, either. The consensus around the league seems to be that a healthy Jets offensive line could be one of the better units in the league next season.

According to Ben Baldwin's offensive line pass protection rankings, which take into account past performance to predict future performance, the Jets are projected to have the 10th-best offensive line in terms of pass protection in 2024.

Considering an injury-riddled Jets offensive line was arguably the worst in football a year ago, that's a significant upgrade.

The NY Jets offensive line has top-10 potential in 2024

There are obvious variables regarding the Jets' offensive line, most of which pertain to health. It's fair to be concerned about the injury status of the unit entering the 2024 season.

While Tyron Smith may be a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, he hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2015. He missed the majority of the 2020 and 2022 seasons with separate injuries.

Then there's Alijah Vera-Tucker, who has played just 12 of a possible 34 games over the last two seasons. Although a torn triceps and torn Achilles are vastly different freak injuries, the Jets need Vera-Tucker to prove he can stay healthy in 2024.

Even the ultra-durable Morgan Moses is coming off offseason shoulder surgery — an injury that caused him to miss time for the first time in his NFL career.

There are genuine concerns about the Jets' offensive line health, but there's no denying the team hasn't significantly raised the ceiling of what their offense is capable of next season. In many ways, that defines what the Jets have done this offseason.

The Jets are well aware of the numerous external variables that could derail their season. Even aside from the offensive line, it's far from a guarantee that a 40-year-old Aaron Rodgers coming off a torn Achilles will be the player the Jets hope he can be.

But if all (or even most) goes right, this is a roster that can compete for the Super Bowl next season. The offensive line numbers prove it.