Ranking the 8 Biggest Upgrades the New York Jets Made This Offseason

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Ranking the 8 Biggest Upgrades the New York Jets Made This Offseason
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Entering a season with heightened expectations, following a surprising, yet unsatisfying 8-8 season, the New York Jets were forced to make massive improvements on both sides of the ball.

General manager John Idzik made a few splashes in free agency, but responsible spending and deciding to retain all 12 of their draft picks have given the Jets a high volume of players that attack just about every area of need with multiple players. 

The Jets have added a fair share of talent, but much of their improvement will come through competition and internal development. 

Ranking the improvements is dependent on a combination of factors that goes beyond the talent of the player brought in. How weak the position was beforehand, room for further development and the quality of the supporting cast around a player all contribute to how much of an upgrade the Jets have made. 

These slides are not just for new players—players poised for a massive improvement in their play by simply being in a more favorable situation constitute as upgrades just as equally.

Here is a ranking of the biggest improvements the Jets have made to the roster over the offseason. 

 

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