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Kidding aside, the Jets are taking on the Patriots this week to close out their season, and as we’ve done weekly here on GGN for most of the year, we’ll ask again: which Patriot would you want on the Jets?
Here’s a recap of your votes throughout the season. Click the team name to view the full original post.
Dolphins: Cameron Wake (29%)
Falcons: Matt Ryan (58%)
Bills: Tre’Davious White (39%)
Bucs: Mike Evans (63%)
Panthers: Cam Newton (55%)
Chiefs: Justin Houston (28%)
Broncos: Von Miller (94%)
Saints: Marshon Lattimore (44%) - Drew Brees not included
Chargers: Joey Bosa (62%)
With these additions, the Jets are pretty much set for 2018 and would be best served to stand pat this offseason, not shaking up their stacked roster. I’m excited that I don’t have to stress too much in the coming months with a roster like this waiting in September.
Anyway, the most voted winner was Von Miller of the Broncos, taking in 94% that week. If we included New England’s signal caller this week, he would likely beat that number. So for the sake of fun debate, we’ll leave him out this week.
Obviously, the Pats have a lot of options. Let’s start on offense. Rob Gronkowski is as dominant a player at his respective position as any in this league. Brandin Cooks is a more proven, complete version of Robby Anderson, a potential future ceiling for the Temple product. The Pats are also strong on the offensive line. Center David Andrews is PFF’s 4th-ranked player at the position. RG Shaq Mason is ranked 8th.
Defensively the Pats have done well in the bend-but-don’t-break ideology, helping them to perform better than the sum of their parts. They’re 29th in defensive yards allowed, but 7th in fewest points allowed, benefiting from the best average defensive starting field position in the league. Malcolm Butler is a solid young corner. D’Onta Hightower was famously courted by the Jets this previous offseason, but has battled injuries and hasn’t been effective when in. Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty are a nice safety duo. Trey Flowers is a productive edge defender that could upgrade a position of need for the Jets.
My pick would be Gronk, hands down. I know he has injury problems. I know how hated of a man he is by anybody outside of New England. But I don’t care. I would want this man on my team and everybody else who cares about football would as well. He is unguardable. He’ll catch any ball thrown in the league’s widest catch radius and he’ll do it at any part of the field. Plus, he’s a strong and aggressive blocker. Give me Gronkowski.
Who would you select?
Which Patriot not named Tom Brady would you most want on the Jets?
This poll is closed