As the countdown to training camp officially gets underway for the New York Jets, team coaches and executives face several crucial decisions at multiple positions, especially on offense. One of the most noteworthy in-camp positional battles for the Jets this summer will be tight end, where five players will vie for roster spots.
The Jets were owners of the worst receiving offense in the NFL last season, recording 266 total catches for a league-worst 3,270 yards. That must change if New York is going to contend for a playoff berth in 2014.
The tight end position figures to be a staple in the Jets' reformed offense in the upcoming season, especially considering the acquisition of second-round pick Jace Amaro.
Even though the Jets remain a good distance from competing for the ultimate prize, their stout defense combined with an improved offensive attack should give them a chance to win nine or 10 games in 2014. It's an absolute must for the Green and White to average more than 18.4 points per game in order to achieve that goal.
The following slideshow breaks down the Jets depth chart at tight end before training camp.