The Jets spent big on their offense in the offseason and they are going to need those bets to pay off big to make the playoffs in 2019.
No team has endured quite as much scrutiny this offseason as the Jets. Firing your General Manager after allowing him to execute his draft plan and spend a small fortune in free agency tends to invite plenty of criticism. Nonetheless, head coach Adam Gase believes he’s got the talent to really improve this team.
It’s fair to predict some level of improvement. Sam Darnold will be in his second year in the NFL and it’s logical to assume he’ll make sizable step forward. Adding Le’Veon Bell via free agency should also take a ton of pressure off him to carry the offensive load.
C.J. Mosley is being overpaid by the Jets, but he will help solidify the defense from the inside linebacker position. Adding him might even be enough to make this a top-10 group in the league.
Without delay, let’s jump into five bold predictions about the Jets season. It’s safe to assume some crazy things are going to happen on Gase’s watch, the trick is predicting exactly what they might be.
5. Robby Anderson will go over 1,000 yards receiving
The signing of Jamison Crowder is getting a lot of positive publicity around the NFL, but don’t overlook the positive strides Robby Anderson made last season. He really proved he could be a match-up problem for opposing defenses.
Anderson caught 50 balls for 752 yards last year for a Jets offense that wasn’t very dynamic. That’s why it makes sense to expect a big year from him in 2019 despite the fact that Darnold is going to have more mouths to feed on offense.
In particular, look for Anderson to make more big plays this season. Defenses are going to crowd the line of scrimmage in an effort to contain Bell, Crowder and Gase’s quick passing game. That’s going to allow Anderson to exploit one-on-one match-ups down the field. Look for him to break the 1,000 yard mark and serve as a fantasy sleeper this season.