The New York Jets remain in a positive state of flux as the NFL offseason officially begins in 2014. The Jets are seemingly headed in the right direction under the leadership of second-year general manager John Idzik, who continues to patiently execute a championship-caliber blueprint.
This offseason marks the second phase of Idzik's long-term plan for success. The Jets are no longer in "rebuilding mode." They now have a legitimate chance to contend for a playoff berth and ideally snag the AFC East crown from the ironclad fists of the archrival New England Patriots.
Jets fans should be optimistic as the 2013-14 campaign comes to a close. The formerly laughable crew of Tebow-hoarding, trash-talking misfits are on the brink of regaining respect.
It's true that New York must address several key areas of need in order to assemble a high-quality on-field product. But the Jets have an intelligent group of decision-makers in place, optimally capable of satisfying fans' demands this spring.
The following slideshow is a comprehensive analysis of the state of the Jets as the 2014 offseason begins.