Regardless of what happens with David Harris, this is a position of need for the Jets moving forward. Demario Davis showed some promise moving forward, but, David Harris turns 32 next season and Chris Young and Nick Bellore are nothing more than reserve players. If the Jets want to keep their front seven stout, they’ll need to improve at this position.
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The Jets picked up Eric Decker in free agency, and they do have an intriguing piece in Jeremy Kerley who is more of a slot receiver than a true No. 2 guy. Depending on what they decide to do with Percy Harvin, the Jets need a No. 1 receiver to take some heat off of Decker. Furthermore, it wouldn’t hurt to give the new quarterback another weapon.
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The Jets are set at offensive tackle with D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Breno Giacomini on either side of the offensive line. Therefore, the interior of the line needs improvement as Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier and Willie Colon aren’t getting the job done. Adding some beef there would help improve their ground attack and keep the quarterback upright.
The Jets failed to address the position in the offseason and entered 2014 with a thin secondary. They lost rookie Dexter McDougle to a season-ending injury before the season started and then lost Dee Milliner to for the rest of the year about halfway through. The Jets will need more corners as Todd Bowles relies heavily on them to play on an island in his defense.
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The Jets desperately need a franchise quarterback after Geno Smith had a rollercoaster ride of a 2014 season as he battled through injuries and competed with Michael Vick for playing time. With a new regime in New York, they will want their own guy. By addressing the quarterback position, the franchise could turn around quicker than anticipated.