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New York Jets Flight Connections 6/19/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The New York Jets appear to be content with rolling with the young cornerbacks and the young backup quarterbacks, at least for the time being. What this says about the Jets, among other things, is that they are in full rebuild mode. No team expecting to contend for the playoffs would go into the season with Captain Morgan and Mike White as the backup quarterbacks, nor would any contending team head into the season with a collection of low round draft picks and undrafted free agents, none of whom have ever produced even average cornerback play for more than half an NFL season. The truth is, this is a team even the Jets brass are not expecting to contend quite yet. And that’s OK. For ten years the Jets refused to face the stark reality of an ever diminishing talent level, patched up with mediocre veteran free agent signings. That approach was doomed to fail. Finally the Jets are getting serious about a full tear it down to the foundations and rebuild with young players approach. That will inevitably lead to growing pains, but it’s the best way back from the abyss. 2021 will likely be another tough year for the team, but by next year, with another bunch of premium draft picks and some judicious free agent signings, we should begin to see the emergence of a contender. If we don’t see major progress by 2022, we should begin to question the long term viability of Joe Douglas as Jets GM.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in June:

Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg and Randy Lange - What Did We Learn at Jets Minicamp?

Ethan Greenberg - Jets DT Quinnen Williams ‘Headed in the Right Direction’ in Multiple Ways

Spencer Aber - Jets’ Quinnen Williams striving to be NFL’s most dominant DT

Randy Lange - Elijah Moore Also Thrived at Minicamp, Say His Coordinator & His QB

DJ Bien-Aime II - Elijah Moore on his journey from South Florida to the Jets

Rich Cimini - Jets have been waiting two decades for WR prospect like Elijah Moore

Brian Costello - Jets working to sign Morgan Moses as offensive line upgrade

Justin Fried - NY Jets close to signing Morgan Moses to multi-year deal

Michael Obermuller - Ex-Jets O-Lineman Says Morgan Moses Won’t Play Guard

DJ Bien-Aime II - Jets’ cornerback situation is wide open

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets UDFA cornerback Isaiah Dunn ‘making a push’ for role on defense

Rich Cimini - Zach Wilson clears ‘awesome’ hurdle in sprint to New York Jets’ starting job

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets HC Robert Saleh loves the way ‘unflappable’ Zach Wilson is wired

Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Jets: Zach Wilson reflects on his first professional spring

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Zach Wilson Setting up Private Workout Ahead of Jets Camp

Geoff Magliocchetti - Full capacity MetLife Stadium releases health protocols for 2021 season

Phil Sullivan - Jets Announce Fan Gameday Safety Protocols; Tailgating is Back

Jordy Fee-Platt - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder surprised about pay cut

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Braxton Berrios was Zach Wilson's favorite target

Mason Smoller - NY Jets news: 5 players who could make the Pro Bowl in 2021

Justin Fried - NY Jets: 3 under-the-radar standouts from spring practices

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets’ Mekhi Becton ‘ecstatic’ about teaming up with Alijah-Vera Tucker

Alexander Wilson - Do the New York Jets have an underrated wide receiver core?

Geoff Magliocchetti - Returning New York Jets receivers in an interesting spot

Alexander Wilson - Are the New York Jets playing a risky game at quarterback?

Geoff Magliocchetti - The New York Jets can't ignore the (backup) quarterback problem much longer

Brendan Carpenter - Retaining Jamison Crowder was vital for Jets' future

Michael Obermuller - Jets’ Safety Duo to Mirror Earl Thomas & Kam Chancellor

Michael Obermuller - Two Jets Make the Cut in PFF’s Top 25 Under Age 25

Michael Obermuller - Analytics Expert Predicts Jets’ Toughest 4-Game Stretch

Michael Obermuller - HC Saleh Wants Jets to Form ‘Shifting, Organic Identity’

David Lazar - Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey: Sam Darnold ‘dialed in’

Elizabeth Karpen - Jets’ La’Mical Perine has embarrassing beer shotgun fail

Elizabeth Karpen - Former Jets linebacker Darron Lee signs with the Las Vegas Raiders

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Enjoy the day everybody.

Poll

What year will the Jets end their playoff drought?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    2021
    (74 votes)
  • 53%
    2022
    (230 votes)
  • 14%
    2023
    (61 votes)
  • 1%
    2024
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    In the year 2525
    (16 votes)
  • 2%
    If Man is still alive
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    If Woman can survive
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Never
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Fred
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    13
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Will this be on the test?
    (11 votes)
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