Change is the name of the game for the 2015 New York Jets as head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik have been replaced with Todd Bowles at the helm and new GM Mike McCagnan. While this new duo will be less chaotic, fans and Jets ticket holders are certainly hoping they bring in new energy and in turn success for the franchise. While the Jets added offensive help this offseason, the quarterback position is still a weakness and could potentially affect their ability to make strides in 2015. Geno Smith, drafted by the Jets in 2013 has been inconsistent and has made it tough to believe that he is the future of the franchise. He is joined by Ryan Fitzpatrick this season and both guys could end up seeing the field in 2015. Chris Ivory returns as the starting running back but the new staff has brought in Steven Ridley from the New England Patriots and Zac Stacy via trade from the St. Louis Cardinals to compete and perhaps run a backfield by committee for 2015. Wideout Brandon Marshall inked a deal with the Jets this offseason coming from the Chicago Bears, giving Smith another solid weapon in his receiving corps along with Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley.
Tight end Jace Amaro had a decent 2014 and should take a big step forward in Chan Gailey’s spread scheme this season.
Defensively, the Jets have the potential to be outstanding. The complete overhaul at the cornerback position is impressive bringing back Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, and Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson are two of the best defensive ends in the league. The defensive line is critical for this Jets team and if they perform well, will be a dangerous group to contend with.
The Jets have been under a cloud of controversy and squabbling for a while now and are free to move forward and return this franchise to glory. Some new additions along with a few subtractions will aid in their 2015 season and could help them compete in the AFC East. Fans should secure their New York Jets tickets and come out to support their J-E-T-S in 2015.