Make Way for the Jets: New York a Super Bowl Contender After Offseason Moves

Sports Radio NY AM1240-WGBBContributor IApril 27, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 16:  New York Jets Darrelle Revis poses for a portrait on March 16, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets have made improvements to their team this offseason.

The changes they’ve made send a message to the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, letting them know they are going against a team that’s ready for a championship.

With the pieces the Jets put together, a Super Bowl seems closer than ever.

Trading a fifth round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers and picking up Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes was a smart move for the Jets. Bringing in 1,248 yards last season, Holmes has dealt with problems off the field, which leads one to believe that’s the reason the Steelers traded him away.

Holmes will need to serve a four-game suspension before his debut with the Jets, but the upside is near.

Signing running back LaDainian Tomlinson still requires a wait and see approach. His numbers are declining, but the San Diego Chargers changed their offense, which worked against Tomlinson and leads many to believe it's the reason Tomlinson slowed down.

The Jets need a running back because they lost Thomas Jones to the Kansas City Chiefs and traded away Leon Washington to the Seattle Seahawks, receiving Joe McKnight on draft day. This still leaves a hole in the backfield despite still having Shonn Greene.

The Jets have made other offseason moves that will be helpful in the 2010 NFL season. The Jets are a Super Bowl contender now, and they will be the new champs of the AFC East.