Head coach Robert Saleh is doing his best to turn around a New York Jets team that has failed to make the playoffs in each of the last 11 seasons. The only problem is that free agents are reportedly turning down offers to join the team. It has left the front office with little options to improve the roster.
The Athletic's Mike Sando has reported that an NFL executive told him that the Jets "were in on a ton of guys and got nobody," which certainly lines up with what happened regarding wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The Pro Bowler chose to be traded to the Miami Dolphins instead of the Jets a few weeks ago.
"They don’t have a selling point to players right now. People don’t know what to think of Zach Wilson, players don’t necessarily covet playing in that market, and guys who have choices tend to wind up elsewhere."- NFL Executive on New York Jets
It's not like the Jets haven't been able to bring anyone aboard. Tight ends Tyler Conklin and CJ Uzomah were signed to strengthen a weak spot on offense and guard Laken Tomlinson will hopefully help along the offensive line. Safety Jordan Whitehead fills in the gap left by Marcus Maye as well.
None of those players are the splash Jets fans have been waiting for, though. This is a team that entered the offseason with a ton of cap space, yet have not been able to lure in any big names. All eyes turn toward quarterback Zach Wilson as a big performance in 2022 could change everything.
Wilson struggled during his rookie season, completing just 55.6% of his pass attempts for 2,334 yards and 9 touchdowns in 13 games. A breakout during his sophomore campaign and the Jets posting a record over the .500 mark could go a long way in giving the fans something positive to cheer about.
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