It’s no mystery that the New York Jets‘ offense was one of the NFL‘s most incompetent groups to take the field in 2013. The wide receivers in the Big Apple were a complete joke as Jeremy Kerley finished the 2013 season as the team’s top target with a whooping 523 receiving yards. Anytime a player like Kerley is the best wide receiver on the roster — the franchise is doing something horrifically wrong.
Now, to right that wrong the Jets must be proactive this offseason in surrounding second-year quarterback Geno Smith with at least one legitimate play-maker. Surprisingly enough, the free agent tight ends in 2014 are likely to make more noise than the wide receivers. For instance, both Jimmy Graham and Dennis Pitta will be looking for new contracts and neither is going to be very cheap.
Needless to say, the Baltimore Ravens are one team that doesn’t like to spend a bunch of money — unless of course the cash is going to Joe Flacco’s bank account, then it’s totally fine. The 28-year-old Pitta isn’t likely to give the Ravens any kind of discount, which is great news for Jets general manger John Idzik. If New York can find a way to lure Pitta out of Baltimore, then a bulk of the Jets’ offensive issues will be solved.
Despite free agency not coming until March, the Jets need to start thinking about what they will be doing to improve Smith’s overall supporting cast.