TGS Offseason Preview: New York Jets

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the New York Jets.

2016 record: 5-11 — 4th place, AFC East

What’s new? Former Saints  wide receivers coach John Morton takes over for the retired Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator.

Projected salary cap space: Nil — At the moment, only the Jets and Cowboys are projected to be in the red.

Key in-house free agents: G Brian Winters, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB Geno Smith,

Winters has already been re-signed, but it’s possible they let both quarterbacks walk while reassessing the position. That’s about it, though, which makes the draft incredibly important.

Key needs: Quarterback (so badly), offensive tackle (Ryan Clady stinks), cornerback (Darrelle Revis is done) and front-seven defenders.

Draft breakdown: They hold the No. 6 overall pick but are without a fourth-rounder (traded to Washington last year).

Other potential priorities: Finding and supporting a quarterback is the focus, but that entire 28th-ranked scoring defense needs a major boost.

Outlook: No money, no quarterback. Tough division. Good freakin’ luck.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at CBSSports.com, Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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