A very rocky and interesting offseason is over for the Jets. They concluded their offseason program with last week’s three-day minicamp.
The Jets spent this offseason shedding salary and veteran leadership, in the name of a youth movement, with an eye on grabbing the No. 1 draft pick in 2018. What is left of the roster will reconvene in six weeks for training camp.
Here are my five takeaways from the offseason program:
Of all the changes the Jets have made, I think letting Eric Decker go might be the one they feel the most. Their wide receivers are young — like probably-not-old-enough-to-rent-a-car young. Even with Brandon Marshall gone, Decker provided the Jets with one proven target on the outside. But the Jets cut him last week, and now Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Charone Peake are your top three wide receivers.
Draft picks ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen had a hard time staying on the field in the spring, both dealing with injuries. Maybe they can fight their way into the conversation in August.
My biggest question, though, is if this season is truly about evaluating Hackenberg, how is he getting a fair shot with this group of receivers? He could use a target he can trust on the outside.
The quarterback competition between Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty is the most interesting storyline right now. Hackenberg surprised me, especially during the minicamp. He has made some strides and I’m not sure McCown starting Week 1 is a sure thing.
Hackenberg showed a deft touch on deep passes, and looked improved on the short and…
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