8 Early Winners and Losers of the New York Jets Offseason

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8 Early Winners and Losers of the New York Jets Offseason
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The quarterback battle is the most notorious headline surrounding the New York Jets this offseason, but other distinct stories outside of the signal caller saga have risen from the depths of OTAs and mini-camp.

Jets' receivers have undergone hardship throughout offseason training sessions thus far, specifically Stephen Hill, who continues to fail to improve. Head coach Rex Ryan took to the media in voicing his frustration about the sophomore receiver's glaring issue to catch the football.

Safeties Antonio Allen and Josh Bush have also begun to clash, fighting for the right to earn a spot on the first team defense. Allen was assumed to be the favorite before OTAs, but has since taken a back seat in the competition.

Tailback Mike Goodson has flashed electric ability on offense, but is virtually crippled by legal issues, stemming from his unnecessary drive with a gun and marijuana in the backseat that led to his arrest in May.

The Jets' defensive backfield was thought to be relatively deficient after former Pro Bowl stud Darrelle Revis was shipped to Tampa Bay, but nickelback Kyle Wilson has made strides, aiding a revamped secondary to the brink of reclaiming status as a dominant force.

The quarterback battle has barely begun, but the Jets' depth chart is already starting to take shape.

The following examines eight early winners and losers of the Jets' offseason:

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