No team has created more of a buzz going into the 2010 season than last year's playoff darlings, the New York Jets.
I thought now is a good time to preview some of the position battles in training camp this year.
The Jets have added talent at a variety of positions in 2010 on both sides of the ball. After leading the NFL in rushing yards per game, there is no certainty as to who will be the starting running back after the release of leading rusher Thomas Jones. The Jets have a holdover, a free agent addition, and a newly drafted rookie competing for snaps.
The Jets also led the NFL in passing defense in 2009, yet broke up the secondary that led the way. With turnover at both the cornerback and safety positions, it'll be interested to see who earns playing time for an ambitious defense that plans on developing into an even stronger unit in year two of the Rex Ryan era.
Are the Jets planning on signing a veteran quarterback to provide more stability and depth at the position?
Who steps up at slot receiver during the first four games of the season while new addition Santonio Holmes serves his suspension?
Some positions are set in stone, some are a little murkier. It's definitely going to be a wild ride, as Jets training camp begins year two in the Rex Ryan era in Cortland, NY. The television cameras will be set to go as HBO's Hard Knocks will chronicle an uncensored training camp experience on national television.
2010 is set to be a wild ride for Jets fans. I know I'm excited to see if the Jets can kickoff the inaugural season in New Meadowlands Stadium with a memorable season.
Let's look at five position battles that will have a big impact on the team going forward as the season starts.