2nd Greatest Weakness: Age
We’ve talked about it recently. Despite the names and the talent, the age simply cannot be ignored.
Most of the Jets top players are near or above that magic age of 30.
And while most fans will wave away the idea that any of them could see a drastic falloff, it happens to these guys when you least expect it.
Jets Older Top Players:
- Nick Mangold, C, 32
- Brandon Marshall, WR, 32
- David Harris, ILB, 32
- Darrelle Revis, CB, 30
- Matt Forte, RB, 30
- Breno Giacominii, RT, 30
- Eric Decker, WR, 29
- Ryan Clady, LT, 29
This list is startling considering these are the best talents the Jets have to offer.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is 33 years old, but isn’t on the roster. Regardless, the QB is one of the few positions in which age doesn’t matter much.
Other Jets top players include Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams, James Carpenter, Calvin Pryor, and Darron Lee (depending on how quickly he splashes onto the scene). None of these players are over 27. Only one, Carpenter, is over 26.
It’s a concern heading into OTAs.
Development of youngsters will mean everything for Maccagnan and Bowles if they want perception of this new regime to be progression, not regression.