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Jets Podcast - News, Schedule & Draft Talk w/ Michael Nania

This is the Jet Life - Ep. 60

NFL: DEC 29 Jets at Bills Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s the time of year to analyze the draft class and break down next season’s schedule, but the Jets find themselves in the headlines for other reasons. Rumors are swirling around free agent CB Logan Ryan, and the Jets have been linked to OL veterans Larry Warford and Jason Peters. In one year as GM, Joe Douglas has shown that he’s always prepared to improve the roster if the fit and price make sense. With an estimated $17M of cap space available and the ability to create more, it seems likely that Douglas has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

As JD crunches the numbers and scours the NFL player market, Adam Gase and NFL talking heads study the Jets roster in preparation for 2020. With one of the hardest strength of schedules in the league, it is easy to argue the Jets have a tough road ahead of them. But when you look specifically at the QB’s they’ll face, I believe Sam Darnold could easily have the edge in many of these games. It’s also very encouraging that the AFC East appears more wide open than it’s been in nearly 2 decades. A quartet of young quarterbacks will look to take reign of the division, and it’s very possible that when the dust settles, Mr. Darnold will have risen above the rest.

Sam will not be alone on his journey to AFC East supremacy, however, as the Jets have added 9 rookies (and 1 Quincy Wilson) with hopes of boosting the team’s talent and actually “building through the draft”. On paper, it looks like the Jets were able to fill most positions of need while adding good value & high upside players. The Joe Douglas Super 10 will be the difference between an encouraging season and the “same old Jets” chatter.

Michael Nania joins the ‘This is the Jet Life’ GGN podcast to help break down all of the aforementioned. Go Jets!