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NY Jets podcast: Looking at offensive needs

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NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The free agency period is fast approaching. We are almost to the point where teams can actually start improving themselves. On today’s podcast we take stock of where things stand on offense for the Jets. We go position by position to see whether a position is a glaring need, a partial need, or not a need in both the short term and the long term.

Here is a brief summary.

Quarterback

Short term: Glaring need; Long term: Glaring need

There isn’t much debate about this. The Jets might have the most unsettled quarterback position in the league

Running Back

Short term: Partial need; Long term: Glaring need

Bilal Powell offers some peace of mind, but the Jets could certainly stand to add another quality back. Powell’s age means a replacement will need to be found sooner rather than later.

Wide Receiver

Short term: Partial need; Long term: Partial need

Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson seem like a good foundation to start, but the Jets need to add another high end player. Jermaine Kearse is a stopgap. Enunwa and Anderson also carry additional question marks.

Tight End

Short term: Glaring need; Long term: Glaring need

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a free agent. The Jets will either need to re-sign him or replace him. His production didn’t do much to indicate he is a quality long-term solution even if re-signed.

Offensive Line

Short term: Glaring need; Long term: Glaring need

You could make cases about any of the individual players turning it around, but there are too many question marks on the line to feel good about the unit without a major overhaul.