New York Jets: Top Five Priorities to Become Playoff Contenders in 2020

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Joe Douglas enters his first full offseason with the New York Jets in 2020, and these should be his top priorities for the offseason to be a team playing for something at the end of the 2020 NFL season.

5. Re-sign Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson may not be the “No. 1” wide receiver every New York Jets fan wants, but he’s a good piece. He’s very similar to Will Fuller in Houston. Without Fuller, the Texans offense diminishes, and the same will happen to the Jets without Anderson. They need that deep threat, and he’s improved enough to be a capable “No. 2” wide receiver.

4. Get a complimentary wide receiver to Anderson

Some fans are looking for a prototypical No. 1 receiver, but as Dan Essien of turnonthejets.com wrote, “It’s all about balance and the ability to attack defenses at multiple levels.” The truth is, the Jets don’t need a No. 1 receiver in the vein of a Michael Thomas or DeAndre Hopkins. No, what they really need is a complementary piece to Anderson that allows them to attack the back of the opposing defenses on all levels. What they need is a player who could do what Quincy Enunwa is capable of. That is the missing piece to the wide receiver room.

3. Re-sign Jordan Jenkins and get another edge rusher

The Jets need more consistency in getting to the quarterback. The first thing the Jets need to do is re-sign Jordan Jenkins. He’s a competent edge rusher, but they need someone on the other side to help make it easier for the interior to get the pressure. There will be options both in free agency and the draft to fill that void.

2. Fix the offensive line

Whether it’s free agency or the draft, the Jets badly need to fix the offensive line. We saw this year how an upgraded offensive line drastically helped the Buffalo Bills. They went from six wins to heading into Week 17 with 10 wins. They can establish the run, and they can protect the passer. The Jets need to be balanced on offense, and rebuilding the offensive line is the first step in doing just that.

1. Fire Adam Gase

First of all, Christopher Johnson needs to swallow some pride and admit he made a mistake in hiring Gase in the first place, and he’s going to have to give Joe Douglas full authority to make the decision. Then, Douglas will have to pull the trigger on the man who’s the reason he’s the general manager in the first place. Both things are easier said than done but absolutely necessary.

Gase has a problem with change. He doesn’t make any changes and clearly doesn’t care.

When he puts down criticism with the line, “I’m rich as f–k,” as reported by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, he’s got to go. He’s not going to change, and that’s going to stunt the growth of Sam Darnold.


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Michael is an avid sports fan. He knows and is passionate about many sports, but mostly the NFL. Michael has an associate's degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Leo University. He currently hosts an NFL podcast on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Periscope.

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