2019 surely hasn’t gone the New York Jets’ way, and we could be looking at yet another situation where a head coach, in this case Adam Gase, is one and done after a single season.
The Jets have plenty of needs, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, where providing added weapons to second-year quarterback Sam Darnold should be high on New York’s priority list. But nearly as important is the need to keep Darnold upright.
Football Outsiders currently ranks the Jets offensive line No. 31 in pass protection, meaning finding a possible bookend tackle would be a smart move.
If that’s the route, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas should be a no-brainer.
Thomas is equally adept in run- and pass-blocking abilities, giving the Jets a means to improve their ground attack, while protecting Darnold much better than they’ve been able to so far.