Wednesday is theme day at SB Nation. All of the team sites are asked to answer one question. Today’s question is which Jets offseason move would you change if you could turn back time and start over?
When it comes to offseason moves, there are the ones you evaluate correctly, the ones you get wrong, and those where it is still too early to tell.
I am sure many people will say drafting Deshaun Watson. Jets fans are not alone in regretting that one. I certainly would take Watson on this team, but I don’t think Jamal Adams is going to make me regret that one too badly in the long run.
Eric Decker would be nice to have around right now, but I at least understand this was a pure cost cutting move.
The move I really can’t wrap my head around is the Jets handing Wesley Johnson the starting center job. Johnson filled in a lot for Nick Mangold last year, and his play was spotty. I can understand giving him a chance to compete for the job, but the Jets handed him the starting role with little resistance. And they ended up paying him median starting center money. There isn’t even a discount.
It is easy to undersell how important the center position is. The center usually doesn’t stick out when you are watching the game, but bad play there can break an offense.
It isn’t easy to find players at this position, but I wish the Jets had looked harder at alternatives, even if it was simply better camp competition.