After revamping their offense to some degree over the offseason, the New York Jets appear bound for a more statistically satisfying season in 2014.
The Jets' anemic offense ranked as one of the least efficient units in the NFL last season, averaging a defunct total of 18.1 points per game. That needs to change if New York is going to earn a playoff berth next season.
General manager John Idzik intelligently refused to make impulse acquisitions early in the offseason. While his seeming lack of activity on the open market spurred some hostility from Gang Green nation, Idzik had set forth a master plan that involves bolstering the team's offense without breaking the bank.
A simple glimpse at the Jets' pre-draft 53-man roster should give fans significant reason to be optimistic in 2014. Although the Jets remain distant from becoming a legitimate Super Bowl contender, they are certainly on the right path. Over the course of the past three seasons, the Jets' so-called playmaking ability on offense has been nonexistent.
That will change next season.
Three key free-agent signings on offense highlight Idzik's first enabled offseason as Jets GM. He added capable talent at quarterback, increased the viability of the team's receiver corps and also bolstered their big-play ability out of the backfield.
The following slideshow highlights early stat predictions for the Jets' top five impact players on offense: