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Building A Jets Core

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We’ve reached a dead time in the Jets offseason schedule. For the next two weeks the NFL will be about the Super Bowl. Trades are still weeks away from solidifying. A few cuts are possible, but most won’t happen until we’re closer to the start of the new league year in mid-March. The Jets have finished hiring the new coaching staff, and now they will hunker down and start doing the nitty gritty work of evaluating the current roster, possible free agent targets and draft prospects.

While some current Jets players will still be here in 2021 only because their contracts make them difficult to cut or trade, and others will still be here in 2021 primarily because they’re recent draft picks who still need time to develop, by 2022 most of the new regime’s reworking of the current roster will have taken place and a core group of Jets who will form the backbone of the new Jets regime will emerge. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to think alongside the Jets’ new staff and vote for who you think are the most likely players to form that core and still be here on opening day of the 2022 season. Nobody knows for sure how things will play out, and evaluating the chances of some of the younger players who have barely scratched the surface yet is tricky, but we know who the coaching staff is and what type of payers might fit their system, so let’s give this a shot. Let’s crowd source a Jets Core 2022.

For the next 20 days I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the most likely current Jets players to still be with the team in 2022. I’ll include some current Jets that are not under contract for the 2021 season and may leave in free agency this year, but I will not include any player in college, in the 2021 NFL draft, currently under contract with another team, or any free agent who wasn’t with the Jets at the end of 2020. The idea here is to build a list of the current Jets players you think will most likely make up a core group the team will build around to begin to construct a playoff contender.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

We all have different views on various Jets players. What we’re looking for here is the community’s collective view of the players who might help lead the Jets out of the wilderness in the coming years. Your views may or may not coincide with the community’s, and either way that’s OK.

So let’s get to it. Today we start with the coveted number one Jets core player. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the players that will be the Jets leaders of the future.

Poll

Who is the #1 Jets player most likely to be with the team in 2022?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Quinnen Williams
    (713 votes)
  • 1%
    Marcus Maye
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    C.J. Mosley
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Denzel Mims
    (22 votes)
  • 53%
    Mekhi Becton
    (932 votes)
  • 0%
    Sam Darnold
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Jamison Crowder
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Ashtyn Davis
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    John Franklin-Myers
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Folorunso Fatukasi
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryce Hall
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    George Fant
    (4 votes)
1750 votes total Vote Now