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New York Jets Flight Connections 8/3/20

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Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Shout out to Mr. Wells for holding down the fort over the weekend. And speaking of, it brought about two major changes for the Jets going forward; as LB CJ Mosley has decided to opt out of the 2020 season and the Jets cut their most tenured player in Brian Winters. This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually believe that Winters’ absence will loom larger for the team than Mosley’s. With Winters gone, the Jets will now have Greg Van Roten and Alex Lewis playing Guard. While Roten has potential to be a plus-starter, Alex Lewis is easily worse than Winters (as hard as that may be to believe). The biggest issue last year with the Jets was the offensive line. With Covid-19 being indiscriminate on who it effects (and who decides to opt out) depth is more important than ever. At linebacker, the Jets are actually well-off compared to most teams in that regard. But on the unfortunate chance that Lewis or Roten are unable to suit up it again becomes a real problem for the line and ultimately, Sam Darnold. So while Brian Winters tenure shouldn’t have lasted much longer with the team, the timing makes me hesitant to celebrate the move. With that, here are your links to the team this morning.

Brian Costello - Jets release veteran guard Brian Winters

Ethan Greenberg - Jets Release Veteran Guard Brian Winters

Chris Ryan - Jets cut veteran lineman Brian Winters | What it means

Robby Sabo - New York Jets cut veteran guard Brian Winters, save $7.28M in 2020 (Report)

Chris Ryan - How C.J. Mosley’s opt-out impacts Jets’ salary cap, and what they can do with that extra money

Tyler Capossela - NY Jets: Why C.J. Mosley's absence may not be as bad as it seems

Spencer Aber - How C.J. Mosley’s opt-out impacts Jets’ middle linebacker depth chart

Sam Nuemann - Jets training camp: C.J. Mosley’s opt-out benefits Avery Williamson

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Patrick Onwuasor being asked to replace C.J. Mosley again

Kristian Dyer - In preparing for training camp, Jets first round pick Mekhi Becton shows that he's 'an outlier'

Robby Sabo - Sam Darnold, Mekhi Becton and more look ready at New York Jets media day

Michael Nania - Should Jets pursue Jadeveon Clowney or Yannick Ngakoue? | Cool Your Jets 28

Karen Guregian - Will the opt-out depleted Patriots finally be dethroned in the AFC East?

AJ Spurr - LOOK: Quinnen Williams sporting new no-braces look

Chris Thomas - Questionable Madden 21 Ratings: New York Jets

Dan Harris - Jamison Crowder Fantasy Football Outlook (2020)

Sam Neumann - Jets among Forbes’ 50 most valuable sports teams in 2020

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, make sure to rec the thread!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful rest of the day!

Poll

Whose absence will affect the Jets more?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Brian Winters
    (29 votes)
  • 76%
    CJ Mosley
    (343 votes)
  • 16%
    Meh
    (75 votes)
447 votes total Vote Now