The Jets will be without MLB Avery Williamson for the 2019 season. This is a big blow for a Jets team that had the interior of their defense secured with Williamson and Mosley manning the MLB positions. I expect LB Neville Hewitt to get his shot along with second year LB Anthony Wint & rookie Blake Cashman.
The Jets went down to Atlanta to play the Falcons for their week 2 preseason matchup – winning 22-10.
1. Sam Darnold continues to impress, leading the first team offense to their second straight week with a touchdown on their opening drive. Finishing the night 5/7 for 46 yards, completing some very impressive balls along the way.
2. The first team D looked solid; again their biggest concern is going to be the cornerback play for this unit. Getting Marcus Maye back at safety alongside Jamal Adams, while also getting Trumaine Johnson back soon will be a much needed boost. I fully anticipate GM Joe Douglas to make a move or two at this position the closer we get to opening day.
3. We need a kicker – plain and simple. Bring in a veteran, any veteran, I don’t care.
General manager Joe Douglas continues to make moves with offensive line as his focus (Jets sent Baltimore a 2020 conditional 7th rounder). Lewis will come in providing competition along the line and some much needed depth. Between this move and adding Ryan Kalil last week, I’m loving the direction Douglas has us going so far.
Joe Douglas has worked his magic, as center Ryan Kalil will be coming out of retirement to join the Jets. He will immediately plug in at starting center.