New York Jets had plenty of growing pains on the offensive side of the ball in 2013. Last year's rookie quarterback Geno Smith became the starter. Head coach Rex Ryan was brought back for the 2014 season and looks to get things turned around. the Jets made several moves in the off season to upgrade their roster. Michael Vick was signed to compete with Smith and gives him someone to follow as a mentor. The running game needs a home run threat at tailback. While the wide receivers unit needs former first round pick Stephen Hill to start producing and live up to his draft status.
The defense especially the defensive front has taken on the personality of its head coach with its aggressive attacking style. They are led by defensive ends Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson who wreak havoc on opposing teams offensive lineman. Outside linebackers Quinton Coples and Calvin Pace do a solid job providing pressure off the edges, but a more dynamic pass rusher may be needed for this defense to really take flight. The secondary has the biggest question marks entering the 2014 season. Antonio Cromartie was signed away via free agency by the Arizona Cardinals. The Jets will need someone to step up and become their number one shut down cornerback. Former first round selection Dee Milliner will get first crack at that title. If the Jets can get consistent play from Geno Smith and the new key additions below produce the Jets could be in the hunt come playoff time.