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Building A Jets Core 2023: Jeremy Ruckert

NFL: NOV 20 Jets at Patriots Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We have the 15th 2023 core member of the New York Jets, as voted by all of you. And the winner is: Jeremy Ruckert, Tight End! Jeremy Ruckert was drafted by the Jets with the 101st overall pick in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft. Ruckert missed a lot of time in training camp due to injury. The missed time caused Ruckert to drop to 4th on the Jets’ tight end depth chart. As a result Ruckert was only active for 9 games last year, and he played just 46 offensive snaps all year, ending his rookie season with one reception for 8 yards. The 2023 season will be crucial for Ruckert to establish himself in the NFL. With Ruckert taking the 15th spot, our crowd sourced Jets Core 2023 looks like this:

  1. Sauce Gardner
  2. Garrett Wilson
  3. Quinnen Williams
  4. Alijah Vera-Tucker
  5. Breece Hall
  6. D.J. Reed
  7. Jermaine Johnson
  8. Micheal Clemons
  9. Michael Carter II
  10. Elijah Moore
  11. John Franklin-Myers
  12. Max Mitchell
  13. Bryce Huff
  14. Mekhi Becton
  15. Jeremy Ruckert
  16. ?

By 2024 many of today’s players will be gone as the Jets braintrust continues to build the roster (or a new braintrust is brought in). A core group of Jets will emerge who will form the backbone of the team Jets fans hope will soon return to the post-season. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to think alongside the Jets’ 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 2024 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 players might fit their system, so let’s give this a shot. Let’s crowd source a Jets Core 2023.

Through late February 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 2024. I’ll include some current Jets that are not under contract for the 2023 season and may leave in free agency this year, but I will not include any player in college, in the 2023 NFL draft, any player currently under contract with another team, or any free agent who wasn’t with the Jets at the end of 2022. 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.

If a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section.

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.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue with the number 16 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.


Who is the #16 Jets player most likely to be with the team in the 2024 season?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Tyler Conklin
    (68 votes)
  • 2%
    Laken Tomlinson
    (14 votes)
  • 17%
    Quincy Williams
    (94 votes)
  • 1%
    Connor McGovern
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Zach Wilson
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    Carl Lawson
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    Brandin Echols
    (18 votes)
  • 21%
    Michael Carter I
    (118 votes)
  • 20%
    Zonovan Knight
    (111 votes)
  • 8%
    C.J. Mosley
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    Jordan Whitehead
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Sheldon Rankins
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Mike White
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Denzel Mims
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Corey Davis
    (2 votes)
549 votes total Vote Now