The biggest addition the New York Jets will make in the 2024 offseason will be getting quarterback Aaron Rodgers back onto the field. But it's tough to have watched the Jets offense play this season and to have thought “they’re only one player away.”
Indeed, the Jets offense this season was probably best described as inept. Sure, the quarterbacks struggled, but if they didn’t then the offensive line typically failed to block and the wide receivers largely failed to separate or to catch the ball. Long story short, the offense needs a pretty big overhaul. The good news? At least one person with some sway in the Jets decision making process seems to be aware.
Aaron Rodgers meets the media. Reflects on “a lost year” for him, personally, but looks forward to leading a turnaround in ‘24. Notes OL and WR as areas that need to be addressed. #Jets pic.twitter.com/mYbKYxwelb— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 8, 2024
The degree to which Rodgers has control over personnel decisions has been long debated. Regardless of anyone’s stance on that, I think it's fair to say that when a high profile quarterback publicly says that his team needs to get him better blockers to keep him upright and better wide receivers to catch the ball then their team’s decision makers typically agree.
And for fans? Well, I’ll speak for myself when I say that I hope the Jets’ offense is better in 2024. The clearest path towards that from my viewpoint? A better offensive line and better wide receivers, so I hope the team listens to their star player on this one.