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Predicting The New York Jets 53-Man Roster: Keeping Four QBs

53-Man Roster At A Glance

Offense (26):

  • QB (4): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith, Christian Hackenberg, Bryce Petty
  • HB (3): Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Khiry Robinson
  • FB (1): Tommy Bohanon
  • WR (7): Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Jalin Marshall, Devin Smith, Kenbrell Thompkins, Charone Peake
  • TE (3): Jace Amaro, Kellen Davis, Zach Sudfeld
  • OT (3): Ryan Clady, Brandon Shell, Ben Ijalana
  • OG (3): James Carpenter, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier
  • C (2): Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson

Defense (24):

  • DE (4): Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams, Jarvis Jenkins
  • NT (2): Steve McLendon, Deon Simon
  • OLB (4): Lorenzo Mauldin, Jordan Jenkins, Trevor Reilly, Freddie Bishop
  • ILB (4): David Harris, Erin Henderson, Darron Lee, Bruce Carter
  • CB (6): Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Dexter McDougle, Dee Milliner, Juston Burris
  • FS (2): Marcus Gilchrist, Rontez Miles
  • SS (2): Calvin Pryor, Dion Bailey

Special Teams (3):

  • K (1): Nick Folk
  • P (1): Lac Edwards
  • LS (1): Tanner Purdum

Looking at the 53 at a glance, it becomes more obvious that keeping four quarterbacks hurts the rest of the roster.

The value in special teams really takes a hit at the linebacker, wide receiver, and/or cornerback position when this is the case.

Don’t forget, though, this is only the 53-man roster when camp ends. The 53-man roster heading into Week 1 is rarely the same 53-man roster after Week 1 ends.

For now, we bet Bryce Petty sticks to the roster even if/when Ryan Fitzpatrick returns.

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