NY Jets Position Group No. 4 - Offensive Line
What kind of world do we live in where the Jets' offensive line could be one of their strongest suits? Hopefully a world where the team isn't the butt of uninspired jokes at the hands of Twitter users.
Mekhi Becton was an electrifying rookie last season, but was sadly the lone bright spot of an offensive line that left much to be desired.
Center Connor McGovern had the worst season of his career thus far, but started to find his groove as the 2020 season droned on. It didn't help that his guards weren't exactly top notch for the duration of 2020 either.
The Jets made sure to address that with USC's Alijah Vera-Tucker.
The addition of the highest rated guard in the draft was already an early Christmas for Jets fans. A top-10 right tackle in Morgan Moses joining the team was the icing on the offensive line cake.
A once atrocious line that allowed Sam Darnold to get beaten and battered last season was completely overhauled.
All that seems to be a question mark at this point in time is right guard — which could easily see whoever starts at that position elevated by the play of those surrounding him.
Greg Van Roten appears to be getting the first team reps, but Alex Lewis (when/if he returns) could find himself in that position as well.
It's a great thing to know that most of your offensive line could be a consistent lineup throughout the season without constant rotation just trying to find some cohesion.
There hasn't been much consistency with the Jets offensive line since Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson were lining up.
Hopefully the days of worry are long in the past.