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New York Jets Projected 2016 Depth Chart & Personnel Packages After NFL Draft

Offensive Depth Chart

Yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back as the starting quarterback for the New York Jets.

While Mikey Mac currently has only $3.338 million under the cap to work with, there are many ways to fit the veteran in.

The first route, and one we went with when considering the projected depth chart, is to cut right tackle Breno Giacomini. Unfortunately for Giacomini, his $5.625 million cap hit in 2016 just doesn’t warrant the production he provides.

Couple that with Maccagnan’s eagerness to trade up in the fifth-round to snag South Carolina’s Brandon Shell, and it’s a recipe for a Giacomini veteran cut.

This will provide many question marks on the opposite side of Ryan Clady. Actually, it’ll create a very shaky situation on both ends of the line in factoring Clady’s inability to stay healthy.

Aside from the line concerns the depth chart up and down the offensive side of things looks relatively solid. Note that the name of Geno Smith isn’t present. If Fitz comes back into the fold, it’ll most certainly be Geno who’s sent packing (freeing up a little more space under the cap).


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