Geno Smith enters training camp as the starter after a 2014 season in which he threw for 2,525 yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. However, he may be entering a make-or-break season in 2015 and is a couple of bad starts away from being benched quickly. If he can’t hold down the starting spot, Ryan Fitzpatrick waits in the wings after being acquired via trade with the Houston Texans. The Jets also have Bryce Petty after taking him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, however, he seems to be a possible quarterback of the future.
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What does head coach Todd Bowles do in his first season?
Bowles inherits a team that finished 4-12 last season. This offseason, the Jets acquired a lot of talent, most notably cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie along with wide receiver Brandon Marshall. As he brings a new attitude to New York, and a roster restocked with talent, expectations are pretty high. His first season as a head coach in the NFL will be something to keep an eye on as he tries to stop the Jets from being a NFL punchline.
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Who starts at left guard?
The Jets brought in James Carpenter from the Seattle Seahawks to solidify the right guard position this offseason. That leads the left guard position as one of the biggest question marks heading into training camp. Willie Colon, Brian Winters and James Brewer will fight for the starting job after neither Colon nor Winters could show enough potential in 2014 to lock down the position for the future.
How good can the defense be?
The defense in 2014 was decimated by injuries, most notably at the cornerback position. In the offseason, the Jets addressed that need by bringing back cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromatie. They also added cornerback Buster Skrine and safety Marcus Gilchrist. Additionally, the Jets drafted arguably the best player in the NFL Draft in USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams to add to an already star-studded defensive line. With new head coach Todd Bowles, who is a defensive guru himself, does this defense return to being one of the best in the NFL?
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How will the new additions on offense do?
The Jets added a lot of talent to the roster in wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith. Although, Marshall is coming off an injury riddled 2014 season and Devin Smith is a rookie who may struggle making the transition to the NFL. The Jets also added running backs Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy. However, Ridley has a previous history of fumbling and Zac Stacy regressed in 2014 after a very good rookie season. If all four players can remedy their problems, this offense can be very good in 2015.