10. Linebacker is a spot the NY Jets will need to seriously improve on in 2022
The Jets were confident that overpaying C.J. Mosley would have taken them back to the playoffs back in 2019, but injuries derailed that. Now, Mosley is being asked to lead a relatively inexperienced linebacker corps with immense pressure.
The current group alongside Mosley is highlighted by Hamsah Nasrildeen, Jamien Sherwood, and Quincy Williams, and it looks like Robert Saleh is relying very, very heavily on his line getting to the QB.
We aren’t going to see poor play week after week from this group, but it’s unlikely they will be a standout on defense for this Jets team, as most fans are looking for the group to simply hold their own while everyone else does their work.
11. Kicker is a spot the NY Jets may finally feel comfortable with
Ever since the Jets let Jason Myers walk in free agency, the team has seemed doomed to the idea of ever finding a good, consistent kicker again. But 2022 might finally be the year to change that.
With incumbent Eddy Piniero battling free agent veteran signing Greg Zuerlein, there is a sense of great competition as the Jets head into training camp. It could be either man that comes out on top.
No matter who wins the job, Jets fans can finally feel comfortable and confident that their team has a kicker that can consistently do the job week in, week out. But until it’s proven, this spot is way down the list on the Jets hierarchy.
12. The NY Jets have a solid, unspectacular punter
While the punter position is often disrespected way more than it should be, the simple fact is that it’s not a spectacular position. But the Jets feel confident that Braden Mann can do the job for them yet again in 2022.
With a great punter, teams can help control field position with a lot more confidence, and while Mann is far from the best punter in the game, most believe he won’t lose the Jets any games through consistently poor stretches.
In previous days, punter may have been the last thing on the front office’s mind, but after covering up so many holes this offseason, punter may be a position that comes more into focus. For now, Mann is the guy, and we should all be confident in that.