Despite the quarterback position remaining an uncertainty at mandatory minicamp, the New York Jets have some serious weaponry on offense.
Welcome to the brand spanking new National Football League ladies and gentlemen.
The place for which running is optional and shotguns are the norm. The place that allows quarterbacks to throw in any situation and to anybody on the field.
Well, perhaps the word “anybody” is a bit of a stretch. Those big fat heavies who make up five of the 11 on the offensive side of the ball only dream of crossing that end-zone after picking up a fumbled ball or somehow miraculously catching a tipped pass.
“Anybody” refers to the weapons.
No longer do these weapons only include certain guys. The tight-end is an entirely different position than when Brent Jones was leading the pass-catching way for tight-ends over two decades ago. The fullback position, while still existent, is barely hanging on by a thread but comes in many forms.
Weapons from an offensive perspective in the NFL these days are defined as anybody and everybody on the offense who doesn’t play offensive line or quarterback.
With that in mind, we take a look at what’s currently happening in Florham Park, NJ. And with a new starting quarterback currently leading the charge – Geno Smith – things could be quite different for these weapons.
Here’s how the New York Jets offensive weaponry breaks down for 2016: