The New York Jets are heading in a new direction and, in case you hadn’t noticed, everybody is raving about it.
The latest addition to the Jets’ rebuild was a new uniform design that went down pretty well when revealed to the media at an event in Gotham Hall, Manhattan on Thursday night. The fact that a photo was leaked the day before didn’t seem to dampen the intrigue around the three designs that were on show.
For your information, the New York Jets will be wearing ‘Gotham Green’, ‘Spotlight White’ and ‘Stealth Black’ in the coming season, although if anyone knows the difference between black and stealth black, answers on a postcard please?
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So, along with the new appearance, the Jets will also boast some new faces. Head coach Adam Gase will be looking forward to preparing his team ahead of the 2019 season at the Florham Park training center. He can get his players back and start to piece together his strategy for the coming campaign.
The Jets have added at least one new player for each of level of offence and they hope to be better in 2019. There is a lot of excitement about what this team can achieve and although no one is getting carried away, it is also nice to have the hope and optimism that an offseason carries with it.
With the likes of left guard Kelechi Osemele, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and running back Le’Veon Bell all lining up in ‘Gotham Green’ this season, the Jets have the potential to compete in every single game.
If the strategy of building around second-year quarterback Sam Darnold comes off then the Jets could be on to something. The 22-year-old is a product of USC, a powerhouse of NCAA who are always one of the favorites in the American football odds. How he handles the pressure is key, but Darnold will be looking to get the most out of running back Le’Veon Bell, who recorded 86 receptions for 597 yards behind the line of scrimmage from 2016-17 for an average of 6.9 yds/catch.
The pair could strike up a great relationship and with Jamison Crowder also in the mix, Darnold will have plenty of options in offence.
Gase should be a popular coach with the players. His enthusiasm is already rubbing off and with linebacker C.J. Mosley becoming the highest paid in his position in the NFL the Jets have another game changer within their ranks. Mosley and Panthers ILB Luke Kuechly are the only two players in the NFL with 500 tackles, eight sacks and eight interceptions since 2014.
So with new uniforms, a new coaching team, a new look offence and a linebacker who can make a difference on his own, how far can the Jets go in 2019? Let’s just say it should be an awesome ride and one that everyone who follows the Green and Whites will be hugely excited about. 2019 promises to be quite a year in Big Apple.