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New York Jets Flight Connections 06/18/22

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The Jets offseason activities have come to an end and now we wait for training camp to begin in late July. One bit of intrigue coming out of OTAs is the fact that neither George Fant nor Mekhi Becton ever practiced. Both are coming off of surgery. Becton seemed to be out of shape. Which raises the question, how confident are the Jets that they will have two starting caliber tackles this season? Neither Fant nor Becton has ever started every game in any NFL season. Neither has had more than one good season in the NFL. Neither is currently ready to play. If either one of the two struggles with health or conditioning this season, or just isn’t very good, the backups (Chuma Edoga, Conor McDermott, and Max Mitchell) do not inspire confidence. Last season, when Becton went down with a season ending injury in the first game, the Jets had the luxury of an excellent backup, Morgan Moses, who stepped in and provided competent play at tackle. This season, at this point, the Jets have no comparable player on the roster. There is still time to sign a good backup tackle, but if that does not happen, the Jets will have to rely on Becton and Fant to play well and stay healthy all season. That seems like a pretty substantial risk for the time being. We’ll see how this plays out.

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

Ethan Greenberg - 5 Takeaways from Jets OTAs and Minicamp

Ryan Dunleavy - Greg Zuerlein has 'lot to prove' as he looks to win Jets' job

Jaclyn Hendricks - Meet Zach Wilson's mystery Yankees date, Nicolette Dellanno

DJ Bien-Aime II - Jets' Mekhi Becton says he's ready to prove critics wrong

Nick Wojton - Jets’ Mekhi Becton let’s shirt steal the show: Going to make them eat their words

Max Goodman - Where Jets QB Zach Wilson Ranks Among Quarterbacks From 2021 NFL Draft

Max Goodman - New York Jets OL George Fant Tweets About Pittsburgh Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick Extension

David Wyatt-Hupton - Lets talk about George Fant

Justin Fried - NY Jets OT George Fant doesn’t appear to be happy about his contract situation

Nick Wojton - Jets George Fant sends cryptic tweet regarding Minkah Fitzpatrick deal

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Ex-College QB Is ‘Unquestionably the Star’ of Jets Minicamp

Michael Obermuller - Jets Have ‘Clear QB2’ Behind Zach Wilson: Report

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Proposed Jets, Broncos Trade Delivers Von Miller Lookalike

Michael Obermuller - Jermaine Johnson Reminded Jets of 7-Time Pro Bowl D-End

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Jets ‘Were Involved’ in AJ Brown, Titans Draft Day Trade

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Jets’ Robert Saleh Sounds Off: ‘That S*** F****** Ends’

Glenn Naughton - Forgotten man on Defense, Jets Hope Bryce Huff Starts Turning Wins in to Sacks

JetsFix - What kind of production can we expect from Jermaine Johnson II in his rookie season?

Edward Rollo - 5 veteran free agents the NY Jets could still target this summer

Benjamin Jacob - Takeaways from the NY Jets Flight 2022: New Heights series

Nathan Smith - NY Jets 2022 spring depth chart preview: Defensive line

Nick Wojton - Elijah Moore on Jets WRs: There’s no way team should be able to guard three of us

Tristin McKinstry - Jets news: Elijah Moore fires bold warning shot at rest of NFL

Nick Wojton - New York Jets’ Robert Saleh on rookies: ‘They bring a lot of juice’

Nick Wojton - How much salary cap space do the Jets have at minicamp?

Nick Wojton - Jets’ WR Garrett Wilson: ‘It feels like we could do something special’

Ryan Moran - Five underrated New York Jets entering 2022

Jim Cerny - 3 way too early predictions for the Jets in the 2022 NFL Season

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Ex-Jets Starter Jonotthan Harrison Signs Deal With Falcons

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Enjoy the day everybody.


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