Tight end Jace Amaro is having a terrible time so far adjusting to life in professional football. The New York Jets are doing their best to help him, but he’s having difficulty grasping the many transitions that is needed to make it in the NFL. From offensive playbooks, route-running and making plays when it matters most, Amaro is getting overwhelmed by everything being thrown in front of him.
As of late, he’s been dropping too many passes, running opposite routes down the field and flat out looking like a deer in headlights on the practice field. He even made the comment that he couldn’t even catch a cold which goes to show that mentally, he’s letting all these frustrations get the best of him. Before it gets too late, he needs to adjust his mentality and start thinking positive.
As a second-round draft pick, there are plenty of expectations that come with being drafted that high. Amaro is expected to contribute immediately as the Jets are hoping that he’s able to overcome these obstacles and live up to the hype that came with him when he was tearing it up at Texas Tech.
It truly boils down to putting in the effort both mentally and physically to put all the pieces together so that everything starts to make sense. There is no denying that Amaro has the athleticism and size to make a huge impact on the team but it seems like it’s going to take a lot longer than most expected.
If Amaro plans to be successful this upcoming season, the easiest course of action would be to take everything one day at a time. Keeping it simple is one of the best ways to look at his current situation and hope that time, effort and hard work will steer him in the right direction.
Otherwise, it could be disastrous for the Jets since a big part of their offense lies in the fact that Amaro can be the big playmaking tight end that they envision him to be. Amaro could bring in a whole new dimension on offense that would definitely send the Jets on a winning season straight into the NFL Playoffs.
With time, there is confidence that he will pick everything up and start proving to everyone that he can easily be a top three tight end in the league this upcoming season. It’ll take plenty for Amaro to achieve such a status but if anything, he knows he can do it. Just a matter of when.
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