Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Opponent Review: New York Jets
New York Jets additions and subtractions
The Jets were one of the more active teams in free agency as they looked to build on the momentum of their strong second half of the season. They went out and spent a ton of money on improving their much maligned offensive line and replacing some of their offensive weapons.
The offensive line should feature a few new starters in George Fant, Connor McGovern, and Greg Van Roten and they are all much needed additions after the Jets gave up 52 sacks in 2019. It will take some time for that unit to mesh after an abbreviated offseason but on a base talent level they should be a massive improvement over the 2019 unit.
They also spent their first round pick on massive OT Mekhi Becton out of Louisville and he could be a day one starter if he lives up to his pre-draft hype.
On offense, the Jets replaced Robby Anderson with former first round pick Breshad Perriman who had a strong finish to the 2019 season in Tampa Bay’s high-flying offense. Perriman stepped in to the starting role after both Chris Godwin and Mike Evans went down late in the season and produced three straight 100 yard games to close out the season.
He has bounced around the league but may have finally figured things out and could be a solid player for Gang Green.
The majority of the other additions were on the defensive side of the ball as they signed Pierre Desir from the Indianapolis Colts and Patrick Onwuasor from the Baltimore Ravens. Linebacker depth was an issue for the Jets as their fortunes varied greatly depending on whether or not CJ Mosley was in the starting lineup.
Robby Anderson was the primary departure on either side of the ball and they may also lose Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams if his demand for a trade is heard from the organizations. Adams has been in the rumor mill since the middle of last season and it’s anyone’s best guess where he will play in 2020.