Today marks the start of organized team activities for the Jets. With that, here are five questions to answer.
Will people overreact because Geno Smith looks good, or will people overreact because Geno Smith looks bad?
It seems like people always read too much into how the current starter looks in offseason workouts. If reports are good, people tend to make too much out of it. If reports are bad, people tend to act like it is conclusive evidence he will never amount to anything. Of course, you work prefer for a player to look good. A good performance could be the start of a turnaround. A bad one could the start of another long year. There just isn't enough on the line to draw any real conclusions.
How will the other quarterbacks look?
Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are wild cards entering OTA's. How many pro concepts has Petty picked up with a year under his belt? Will Hackenberg adapt well to being back in a pro system like he was at Penn State three years ago? Again, any results are very preliminary. It will be interesting to hear how these guys do, though.
What will the position battles look like?
The Jets aren't going to tip their hand when it comes to every position battle, but we might find out here and there which players are going to be the primary competitors in training camp for certain spots.
Which players will show preliminary signs of growth?
I cannot emphasize enough that you must take OTA results with a grain of salt. It will still be worth noting which players perform well. Can guys like Quincy Enunwa and Marcus Williams show the first signs of making a leap. Can players who really need to step up like Jace Amaro offer signs for hope? Will anybody off the radar make some noise?
Can the Jets avoid injuries?
There is nothing worse than a fluke injury during the offseason that has an impact on the season. This above all else is the most important goal for these practices.