Discussion in 'Hard At Work' started by McStrauss, Nov 20, 2014.
I figure I'll make one of these going into season 2 just to keep track of moves.
LE Muhammad Wilkerson: 6 years, $61.8M
ROLB Quinton Coples: 3 years, $9.3M
MLB Demario Davis: 4 years, $23.4M
HB Chris Ivory: 2 years, $2.4M
P Ryan Quigley: 2 years, $1.6M
SS Josh Bush: 1 year, $800K
HB Chris Johnson
LOLB Antwan Barnes
SS Antonio Allen
CB Ellis Lankster
CB Darrin Walls
The biggest signing here is obviously Muhammad Wilkerson, whom the Jets have made clear they want to lead their franchise for the foreseeable future. With DT Damon Harrison signing a 5-year, $40.5M contract last season, the only one of the 3 "Sons of Anarchy" left to be re-signed on the team is RE Sheldon Richardson, whose rookie contract will expire in 2 seasons.
The other significant signing here is MLB Demario Davis, who the Jets hope will lead their linebacking corp with the aging of veteran David Harris.
2016 Free Agency
LOLB Antwan Barnes: 2 years, $5.6M
CB Leon Hall: 1 year, $8.23M
LOLB Mike Neal: 2 years, $1.72M
LG Ben Grubbs: 1 year, $8.65M
CB Sterling Moore: 2 years, $2.24M
LE C.J. Wilson: 1 year, $880K
New York Jets 2016 Draft Class
1. HB Eugene Jolly
2. LG Ronell Graham
3. C Tate Young
4. LE J.W. Boyd
5. WR Melvin Spriggs
6. LOLB Ify Ajala
7. WR Christopher Ewing
2016 New York Jets Season Preview
The Jets will enter the 2016 season hoping to improve upon their 10-6 record in 2015, which kept them just short of a wild card berth. If they manage to pull off a playoff berth in the tough AFC East, it will be their first time playing in the postseason since 2010 when Mark Sanchez led them to their second straight AFC Championship game.
In the 2016 season, the Jets hope to utilize a very balanced offensive attack, making use of their multiple weapons. Andy Dalton is entering his 2nd year as the Jets' QB, and the team has high expectations for him to continue to perform well after a 2015 campaign which saw him in the running for MVP.
For receivers, the Jets have three primary threats: WR1 Eric Decker, WR2 Mike Williams, and TE Ladarious Ryans. Last season, Williams led the league in receptions after Decker was injured for much of the year. While he likely will not see that same level of production this year, he has proven his skill set to be a great match for the Jets balanced attack. Additionally, Ryans is coming off of a stellar rookie year in which he led all TE's in the league in receptions. At 6'7", he is the most dynamic weapon the Jets possess, and he should only continue to improve as the years go on.
The Jets hope to compliment their passing attack with a well-rounded running game as well. HB Eugene Jolly, the team's first round pick out of Miami, will be called upon on nearly every down, possessing a solid combination of speed, strength, and agility. Additionally, the Jets drafted the 5'8" WR Melvin Spriggs in the 5th round this year and have converted him into a running back. While Spriggs will only see limited action, look for him to be used in a Darren Sproles-esque role as the Jets' primary weapon in the screen game.
Despite the heavy focus on offense this season, the Jets hope to continue to get solid production from their defense. Last year, they re-signed franchise player LE Muhammad Wilkerson to a 7-year deal which will see him play his best years in a Jets uniform. In addition, NT Damon Harrison and RE Sheldon Richardson have also been locked up on long-term deals, allowing the Jets to keep the so-called "Sons of Anarchy", arguably the best defensive front in the league, as a New York institution for the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, the Jets' defensive backfield is arguably the weakest unit on the team. Despite the signing of marquee free agent CB Leon Hall to a 1 year deal, the remaining DBs on the team will likely be among the weakest in the league. Behind Hall, the Jets are forced to start 4th year Dee Milliner and Sterling Moore at CB2 and nickel corner respectively. Calvin Pryor will continue to start at SS in his 3rd year, while 2nd year FS Jonterrius Still will also be starting after the departure of the veteran Charles Woodson. With so many young players in their backfield, the Jets expect many growing pains, but hope to at least develop them for the future.
I project the Jets to go somewhere around 9-7 this season. Sharing a division with the Patriots and Bills makes for a tough schedule every year. If they can at least split with those two teams, however, the Jets should be favorites to snag a wild card berth.
Oh no he didn't! Well I guess this season I'm out of that discussion with Fairley on IR, but... next season if we face each other, that game done getting circled!
LOL the Lions are definitely right up there. Honestly it's probably between the Jets and Lions for best line. Bills are definitely up there but aren't as good without Mario, and the Chiefs are in the running considering they have Houston and Hali as pass rushers. I feel pretty confident in my line, though. Wilkerson, Harrison, and Richardson are all absolutely incredible players, both IRL and in Madden.
How did you get that screenshot of dalton?!?
Just made a roster in Madden where I traded him to the Jets. And also created Ryans with the same stats and everything to be able to practice with him outside of the league.
You are sorely mistaken sir.
Right but how do you screenshot?
With how high quality it is, I suspect capture device, or he recorded it through Xbox, uploaded it to One Drive then screen shotted it.
Just used the Xbox to record it, then took a screenshot from the video. Any videos you record are automatically uploaded to xboxclips.com, so that's where I went to take it.
And Keller... we shall see. We definitely shall see.
The Jets have traded QB Geno Smith to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 4th round draft pick. To replace Smith, they have signed QB Colt McCoy, who will serve as Andy Dalton's backup this season.
New York Jets 2016 Mid-Season Review
The Jets are off to a disappointing 3-6 start to the 2016 regular season, all but eliminating them from earning one of the highly coveted AFC wildcard spots. For a team with so much talent, this is obviously not how things were expected to turn out. I'll look here at what has gone right and wrong so far this year for the Jets.
TE Ladarius Ryans has continued with his strong play into year 2, leading the team in both receptions and yards, with 55 catches for 598 yards through 9 games. He has not been getting into the endzone much, only having 1 TD on the year, but his importance to the team cannot be overstated.
WR TJ Graham has proven to be one of the most valuable weapons on the team. With a relatively slow offense and a QB in Andy Dalton who is not well-known for his deep ball, Graham's breakaway speed has earned him a team-leading 5 TDs on 10 catches for 354 yards. His 35.4 yards/reception average leads the league, with no other receivers in the top 12 having double digit receptions.
Rookie RG Ronell Graham has been an absolute beast in the run game on a line devoid of run-blocking talent. While the team's rushing totals are unimpressive, the majority of those yards have been earned on inside runs behind Graham. A starter from day 1, his production has been a pleasant surprise for the Jets.
The Jets defensive line continues to impress. While Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, the two best players on the Jets' defense, went down with injuries in week 1 and missed the first several games, their return has helped the Jets generate good pressure on opposing QBs and stop the run.
Rookie WR-converted-to-RB Melvin Spriggs has seen limited use, but has been a great help in the Jets screen game, amassing 9 receptions for 92 yards and a TD. Not too bad for a 5th round rookie.
ILBs David Harris and Demario Davis have been absolute forces of nature, combining for 106 tackles, 13 TFLs, 3 sacks, 5 INTs, and 13 pass defenses. The Jets could not ask for more from their linebackers.
While QB Andy Dalton has been very accurate, completing 67% of his passes, he has made some questionable decisions, throwing for 14 interceptions. He has only had two turnover-free games. His interceptions have been the difference makers in many of the Jets' losses.
Rookie RB Eugene Jolly has had a slow start, failing to put up 100 yards in any game so far this year despite receiving the bulk of the carries. The Jets will need Jolly to step up to earn some much-needed wins coming down the stretch.
While the Jets run defense has been very strong, ranking 6th in the league, the secondary has been letting the team down, allowing a 24th-ranked 255.4 yards per game. While CB Leon Hall has a had a solid year amassing 3 INTs, the rest of the Jets' DBs have been less than stellar.
The Jets have been unable to effectively close games, losing two close ones with the Browns and Dolphins, respectively. While both games were dominated by the Jets in most stat columns, their inability to hold onto a lead has hurt the team greatly. If they had managed to win those two games, the Jets would currently be 5-4 and still in contention for a wildcard spot.
While the season is mostly over for the Jets in terms of making the playoffs, they will look to play spoiler against several on-the-bubble playoff teams coming down the stretch in hopes of amassing a winning record for the second straight year. With the entire team currently healthy, this is a very real possibility.
Despite going 6-10 in 2016, the Jets managed to produce four Pro Bowlers:
FB Tommy Bohanon
TE Ladarious Ryans
LE Muhammad Wilkerson
SS Calvin Pryor
Of these four players, the only one not still on his rookie contract this season was LE Muhammad Wilkerson, who is only 27 years old and just finished his first year on a blockbuster contract. Despite missing four games near the beginning of the season, Wilkerson managed to finish the season with 13 sacks. 9 of those came in the final 4 weeks of the year.
Things are looking up for the future of the Jets.
2017 Free Agency
The Jets announced on Saturday the signing of two future hall of famers to their offense.
QB Peyton Manning, entering his 20th season in the league at 40 years old, inked a 1-year deal worth $23m. While Manning has certainly aged and no longer has anywhere near the arm strength he once had, the Jets believe he is still an elite quarterback in this league and hope that he can lead the team to their first playoff berth since 2010. Manning, who nearly became a Jet in the 1997 draft when he chose to return to Tennessee for his senior year, will likely finish his career in New York. Corresponding with this move, the Jets have release QB Andy Dalton, who played with the team for three seasons.
In addition to Manning, the Jets also signed 33 year-old HB Adrian Peterson to a 3-year, $14m contract. Peterson, now lacking the speed he once had earlier in his career, will be splitting carries with 3rd-year HB Eugene Jolly, the Jets' 2015 first round pick. With these two on the team, the Jets hope to have one of the most dangerous backfields in football.
The Jets also made a plethora of other moves in free agency this year. After dropping their top 2 receivers, Mike Williams and Eric Decker, they signed WR Jeremy Maclin to a 2-year $7.76m deal. However, it is still unclear what the Jets' receiving corps will look like come gameday, with the draft still looming.
The Jets' offensive line is also in need of a major overhaul. After the retiring of RT David Stewart, the Jets have signed RT Justin Britt to a 4-year, $20.8m contract. Britt will be the long term starter for the Jets at RT. There are still holes at C and LT, however, after the retiring of long-time C Nick Mangold and the release of LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Lastly, the Jets addressed their secondary in free agency this year, signing veteran corner Captain Munnerlyn to a 1-year, $9.63m contract. There have been concerns with regards to Munnerlyn's speed, but the Jets hope to mask this problem by scheming their coverage assignments around his ability. Despite the lack of speed, Munnerlyn remains one of the top zone corners in the game.
2017 Draft Class
Pick 1.8: LT Zebadee Joe (88 overall, SS dev)
After the departure of long-time franchise left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson in the offseason, this was one of the biggest holes on the Jets roster. Especially with the signing of Peyton Manning, an elite blindside tackle was a tremendous need. Joe comes in as both a tremendous run blocker and pass blocker, and can start immediately on week 1. On a line mostly devoid of talent, he will be by far the best blocker for the Jets, and at only 21 years of age he will only get better as time goes on.
This pick is also a win due to the fact that the Jets can keep up their trend of eccentrically named left tackles begun with D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 1.11: LOLB Nat Fulton (73 overall, SS dev)
Despite their elite defensive line, the Jets have lacked pass rushers for years now. While Fulton lacks block shedding ability, he has elite speed, with a rating of 91. He will be another week 1 starter for the Jets. Playing alongside Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, Fulton will be terrorizing AFC East QBs for the foreseeable future.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 2.13: CB Tahraun Phelps (73 overall, N dev)
Despite the signing of free agent CB Captain Munnerlyn this offseason, corner remains a big need for the Jets. After filling the position primarily with veterans over the last several years, Phelps will bring speed and solid zone coverage abilities to the Jets secondary. While Phelps will likely be only the fourth CB on the roster, this is a pick for the future.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 3.8: QB Khris Hill (77 overall, F dev)
The Jets may have signed Peyton Manning this offseason, but at 40 years old it is unlikely he will be able to start beyond this season. When Hill, originally projected as a top 10 pick, fell all the way to the Jets in the 3rd round, he was a no-brainer. Hill will have a year to sit beyond one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game before becoming the starter in 2018.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 4.6: K Collin Beatty (74 overall, N dev)
The highest pick the Jets have used on a kicker since Mike Nugent in 2005. After losing Nick Folk this offseason, this was another clear need for the Jets. Beatty has a solid mix of accuracy and power. With that said, he will need to perform at a high level to justify his draft position.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 5.8: WR Delton Mays (65 overall, N dev)
While not possessing the intangible skills of a starting WR, Mays has a tremendous combination of speed, acceleration, and agility. For a 5th round pick, he is a relatively high upside player.
Bottom Line: Hit
Pick 6.8: C Carey Oliver (58 overall, N dev)
Despite a hole in the Jets' roster at center, Oliver is clearly not the answer. He lacks any pass blocking ability and will likely be a casualty when the team makes their cuts down to 53 men.
Bottom Line: Miss
Pick 7.8: TE Gerry Hoag (66 overall, N dev)
Likely another casualty. The Jets already possess two 6'7" tight ends in Ladarious Ryans and Demetrius Harris. Hoag, a physically unimpressive player outside of his height, doesn't offer the Jets anything they don't already have.
Bottom Line: Miss
I'm very happy with how this draft turned out. Joe is a specimen at LT, and Fulton has absolutely insane speed for a pass rusher. I've got my QB of the future in Hill, and a very solid kicker in Beatty. While Phelps will likely have a low impact on the team, he has the potential to be a solid corner in the future.
Overall grade: A-
The Jets have announced that QB Peyton Manning, who came out of retirement in the offseason to sign with the team, has fractured his shoulder blade and will miss the remainder of the season on injured reserve. Manning was sacked by Chiefs OLB Dee Ford while attempting to conduct a two-minute drill with the team down by 3. He finishes the season 24/44 for 401 yards, 2 TD, and 2 INTs.
Rookie QB Khris Hill will start the final 14 games of the season. Hill was drafted in the 3rd round by the Jets this year after sliding all the way down from a projected 1st round position. To back him up, New York has signed veteran QB Joe Flacco.
The 2018 season was all about defense for the Jets, with studs like Demario Davis (3rd in NFL in tackles) and Muhammad Wilkerson (AFC defensive lineman of the year) carrying the team to an 8-8 record despite a mostly anemic offense. Here's a highlight video from the year:
You gonna make an offense highlight video?
I could make a "TJ Graham goes deep for 80 yards" highlight video if you'd like.
Such a badass video
Great stuff man, I love highlight videos, especially of defense
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