The New York Jets very well may be unrecognizable this fall.
The franchise has finally made the conscious decision to clean house and go all-in on rebuilding for the future. Two more cuts have been added to the long list of veteran cuts this off-season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: gone.
Brandon Marshall: gone.
Eric Decker: soon to be gone.
Nick Mangold: gone.
Darrelle Revis: gone.
Breno Giacomini: gone.
David Harris: gone.
Nick Folk: gone
The average age of this large group of veteran players is 32.1 years old.
So yes, it’s time for them to hit the road if the Jets have any plans in rebuilding this roster from top to bottom.
Maybe they’ll even “tank” this season to put themselves in position to snag a top five pick and draft a real franchise quarterback in 2018. With veteran Josh McCown signed to a one-year deal, he’ll steer the ship just long enough for the Jets to either groom Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg, or bring in a franchise quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Clearing cap space and getting younger across the board is exactly what this franchise needs to do at this point, so it’s hard to find anything bad to say about the move.
But without Marshall and Decker on offense, it appears McCown/Petty/Hackenberg will be forced to throw passes to No. 1 receiver … Quincy Enunwa??
The offense is in for a rough 2017, but the Jets organization hopes this will pay off in the long run.
Harris has been the heart and soul of the Jets’ defense since 2007, so Jets fans will be sad to see him go. Ten solid years in the green and white. But all good things must come to an end at some point, and now is as good a time as any.
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