The New York Jets have just drafted the class that could turn their fortunes around.
Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner could be a stud in the secondary while Jermaine Johnson II can create pressure on the quarterback.
Garrett Wilson could also form a potent quarterback-receiver duo with Zach Wilson.
Speaking of Wilson, Jets head coach Robert Saleh has nothing but praise for his starting play-caller.
Robert Saleh says Zach Wilson looks "beefy in a good way" after hitting the weight room this offseason:
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Saleh said, “Zach looks good. He definitely hit the weight room. He looks beefy in a good way. He’s definitely filed out. But he’s still got this looseness in throwing the football, zipping and all that stuff.”
He also said that a lot of guys look good.
Wilson is aiming to bounce back from a modest rookie campaign.
He finished with 2,334 yards and nine touchdowns.
However, he threw 11 interceptions and completed only 55.6 percent of his passes.
He did add four rushing touchdowns but won only three of his 13 games.
Therefore, there’s much room for improvement for Wilson and the Jets.
After all, they finished 26th in total yards on offense and 27th in rushing yards per game last season.
But it’s hard to see them being an overnight sensation, especially with the tough division they are up against.
Jets Will Go Through Grueling AFC East
The Jets may have planted the seed that will make them contenders again.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to see that happening in 2022.
The Buffalo Bills remain the division’s best team and they’ve added former Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder.
Von Miller is also there to beef up their defense.
Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins added several weapons, including Tyreek Hill into their vastly improved roster.
Finally, the New England Patriots are still a force to reckon with, especially if Mac Jones continues his improvement.
While it’s nice that Wilson improved his body, expect more growing pains this season.
However, having more wins than last season is a nice step forward.