When the New York Jets take to the field on September 11, casual fans may be surprised to see that most of the familiar faces suiting up the Gang Green uniform are gone. If it were not for the names on the back of their jerseys, fans would probably not be able to identify the players.
After General Manager Mike Maccagnan undertook a massive offseason roster overhaul, fan favorites, such as Darrelle Revis, Brandon Marshall, and Nick Mangold would be playing for different teams this coming season. With defensive back Sheldon Richardson having been traded recently to the Seattle Seahawks, it seems that the Jets’ 53-man roster is technically set.
The defensive side still remains the team’s strength, as the likes of Muhammad Wilkerson, Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, and Kony Ealy look to continue what has been the team’s trademark for decades now.
What is not clear, though, is where the points would be coming from. Atop the quarterback rotation is 38-year-old Josh McCown, who seems like a placeholder for now as the Jets are still looking for their quarterback of the future. The offensive line is filled with new, inexperienced players who have just one offseason to try to mesh together.
There is one thing that is clear, though: a full rebuild has begun.
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