3 Bold Predictions for the Jets Offseason

Three bold predictions for the New York Jets offseason.
Three bold predictions for the New York Jets offseason. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets remain in rebuilding mode as they look to climb back into playoff contention in a tough AFC East division. Head coach Robert Saleh has no shot of competing with the current roster and will need the front office to make some moves before Week 1 of the 2022 season rolls around.

Of course, general manager Joe Douglas has not shortage of assets to make things happen. New York is projected to have over $44.7 million in available cap space and owns nine picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. Let's take a look at three bold predictions for the Jets this offseason.

Jets Bold Predictions

1. Jets Sign Mike Gesicki in Free Agency

The Jets have not had a starting tight end finish with more than 500 receiving yards since 2018 and are in desperate need of offensive playmakers. Free agent Mike Gesicki sticks out as the perfect free agent signing for New York. The four-year pro has posted at least 700 yards in each of the last two seasons. Signing Gesicki would give quarterback Zach Wilson a go-to target on an offense that averaged just 306.4 yards per game in 2021 (No. 26 in NFL). It's not like the Jets don't have enough money to make a deal. In fact, they can outbid almost every other team.

2. Jets Use First-Round Pick on Offensive Line

Finding a way to improve Wilson's protection up front and help him stay healthy should be the Jets' to priority in the offseason. New York allowed the fourth-most sacks in the NFL last season (53) and constantly gave up pressure on passing plays. Fortunately, the Jets can use one of their two top-10 picks to lock down a starter for years to come. Evan Neal out of Alabama or Ikem Ekwonu out of NC State could very well be available when the Jets are on the clock at the end of April. Both players showcased tremendous strength in college and have the ability to push opposing pass rushers back with their blocking techniques.

3. Jets Trade No. 4 Overall Pick for Huge Package

Don't get it twisted, the Jets can still grab a starting lineman in the first round while also dealing the No. 4 overall pick for a massive package. That's the benefit of owning two top-10 picks. The Jets have holes across the roster and dealing the No. 4 pick would give them more opportunities to find those diamonds in the rough. Trading down in the first round and acquiring a multitude of future picks has to be a tempting option for a team in need of all the help it can get.

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