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Here Are Some of the Big Offensive Position Battles the Jets Have

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As we head into the spring, what are some of the big battles the Jets will have on offense in training camp?

Right Guard

Brian Winters is nominally the incumbent starter, but the Jets have a lot of young potential competitors for this spot. This includes Jarvis Harrison, Brent Qvale, and Wesley Johnson. This spot figures to be wide open.


Tommy Bohanon will reprise last year's competition against Division II product Julian Howsare, who played on the defensive side of the ball in college. Bohanon figures to have the inside track, but a big improvement out of Howsare could potentially put him in the mix. The loser figures to be out of a roster spot. It would be unorthodox to carry two fullbacks, and it is not like these are two elite level players.

Tight End

The Jets could not have gotten less production out of the tight end position last year. The hope here has to be that the Jets will see big growth out of Jace Amaro. It would be disappointing to not see him beat out the likes of Zach Sudfeld and Kellen Davis. Could Wes Saxton emerge? The South Alabama product has intriguing measurables. Then again, if measurables told the whole story, Sudfeld would be a star.

Third Wide Receiver

Rightly or wrongly, this would probably be Devin Smith's job if he could prove he is healthy. His status is up in the air, though. Despite the big catch he could not make against the Bills, Kenbrell Thompkins showed some signs of life at the end of the season. Asking seventh round pick Charone Peake to step in immediately feels like a lot. He might get a chance, though. Jeremy Ross could also get a look.