It's safe to say, at the very least, that the 2013 New York Jets team will not look much like the 2012 squad.
Whether that results in more wins remains to be seen.
Either way, new general manager John Idzik all but guaranteed the team would look much different, if only from a roster standpoint.
Via Rich Cimini of ESPN New York:
Rich Cimini @RichCimini
Sounds like Idzik will be like '11 Seahawks, constantly tweaking roster: "Willing to bet we set record for transactions in a year (in '11)."1/28/2013, 1:44:59 PM
Also remember, however, that it wasn't always pretty. The Seahawks went 14-18 in those two years. Sure, they made the playoffs in 2010 (albeit as the only sub-.500 team in NFL history to do so), but only this year, with the addition of quarterback Russell Wilson, did things really start to come together.
It will be interesting to see how the same method works for the Jets, but they were likely to witness a good deal of turnover on the roster this year, regardless.
Former GM Mike Tannenbaum left the Jets in cap shambles, with several bad contracts to answer for this year. In linebackers David Harris and Calvin Pace, the Jets have two of the five highest paid linebackers in the NFL for 2013. Santonio Holmes' $12.5 million for 2013 will make him the league's highest paid wide receiver next year.
There are some moves the Jets can make to help them reach cap stability, but there's a lot of uncertainty around the roster for next year.
One thing is for sure: A good quarterback would help the team a great deal.
Here's some more news from around the AFC East.
Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist Mike Dussault lists nine draft prospects that could be instant starters for the Patriots.
Christopher Price of WEEI.com shares the thoughts of an NFL scout on the Patriots' biggest positions of need.
New York Jets
Former Jets scout Connie Carberg gives her take on new general manager John Idzik.
B/R Dolphins featured columnist Alessandro Miglio delivers a three-round Dolphins mock draft.
Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald explains why there's a cost to doing business in the NFL when it comes to player transactions.
B/R featured columnist Ryan Talbot delivers a seven-round mock draft for the Bills.
Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com details defensive line coach Anthony Weaver's path from Mario Williams' teammate to his position coach.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless otherwise specified, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!