The tight end the Jets really would love to see produce, however, is Jordan Leggett, the rookie fifth-rounder out of Clemson. At 6-5, 258 pounds, he’s another big body who can aid in both the running and passing game. With ASJ’s contract scheduled to expire after the 2017 season, Leggett has a chance to become New York’s No. 1 tight end for the future if he can prove capable.
The Jets’ obvious issue at tight end, in addition to inexperience, is depth. Brian Parker, Anthony Firkser, Eric Tomlinson and Jason Vander Lann fill out the position group going into training camp.
The loss of D’Brickashaw Ferguson before last season (retirement) was followed by the release of franchise favorite Nick Mangold this year, raising more questions about the Jets’ offensive line than it has faced in years. But the position group as a whole does not look too bad entering 2017.
Expectations for the Jets in 2017 are not high and this won’t help.
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg reportedly hit a couple members of the media with bad passes during recent organized team activities, according to Connor Hughes of NJ Advance Media.
“In the three media-open OTAs, Hackenberg hit reporters with passes twice,” said Hughes.
“When Hackenberg misses… he really misses. He threw just two interceptions in team drills, but nearly tossed six others. And I’m not talking about a receiver Liverpool Cheap Jerseys falling down. I’m saying the defender just dropped the ball. Other times, the wideout/running back/tight end was wide open, and Hackenberg sailed it over his head or bounced it to him. That can’t happen.”
The Jets selected Hackenberg in the second round of last La Galaxy Cheap Jerseys year’s NFL draft.
He’s expected to compete with Josh McCown and Bryce Petty for the starting job this season.