The New York Jets must address several holes in their roster for them to start becoming competitive.
Edge rusher is their main position of need and they must also find players at wide receiver, tight end, the offensive line, and the secondary.
With much work to do, the team’s coaching staff should likely be in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine.
However, The Athletic’s Connor Hughes confirmed through Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager that the team won’t attend the Combine.
Group is deep in film study on free agent & draft class. Much more value there for them.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 1, 2022
Hughes tweeted: “Can confirm Robert Saleh & most members of #Jets coaching staff are not in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine, as @PSchrags said. Group is deep in film study on free agent & draft class. Much more value there for them.”
The Jets do have a point in not attending the Combine while reviewing the game tape of the players they want to draft or acquire.
The team’s think tank is basically choosing to spend their time wisely because in-game performance is still more important than a set of drills.
The Jets’ Offseason Situation
It looks like the Jets will retain Zach Wilson as their starting quarterback despite his struggles during his rookie season.
However, he won’t be able to turn the team’s fortunes around by himself.
Luckily, the Jets have much ammunition to acquire talent.
They are $48 million under the cap based on 2022 projections, giving them more room to address their glaring needs.
Likewise, they have ten picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, including two in the first round.
The extra first-rounder came from the Jamal Adams trade with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Jets will likely use the first-round picks and trade their way out of them given the several needs they have.
Missing the Combine won’t have an adverse effect on their strategy to upgrade their squad.