The wait is over! Here are some things to watch when players report to East Rutherford on Thursday.
The Jets consistently had one of the NFL’s top defenses under Rex Ryan, and they should be in good hands with new head coach Todd Bowles.
The school was under consideration by the franchise and would have brought Gang Green’s summer headquarters back to Long Island for the first time since 2008.
“I think they liked Farmingdale very much,” school administrator Patrick Calabria said. “What’s not to like? We have a beautiful campus.”
Another sprain or pop could ruin the fate of the secondary in what long ago became a pass-first league. If that happens, 2014 might turn into a long, long season.
The Jets are banged up in a big way at cornerback. “Those things happen and it’s unfortunate, but you’ve got to move on,” head coach Rex Ryan said.
By the time the Jennings-Williams rotation shows any results worth serious analysis, Wilson and his short career will be far from anyone’s mind. Football is cold-hearted that way.
“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” David Wilson said in a statement. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream.”
The 24-year-old might be the Jets’ most valuable player. A first alternate for the Pro Bowl last year, he heads into his fourth season with even higher expectations.
Despite the talk of competition, it seems this is Geno’s job to lose. Michael Vick was listed as the backup, and third-stringer Matt Simms had the edge over rookie Tajh Boyd.
You would think they could afford a stylist…
Jets quarterback Geno Smith isn’t just bigger and stronger this year. He says he’s quicker, too.
The severity of Wilson’s neck injury has not been released by the team. One report by NJ.com said the 23-year-old would “need a miracle” to get back on the field.
Calvin Pryor wore a red, no-contact jersey Thursday during positional drills after being cleared for physical activity by team doctors.
Wilson insists everything is “fine” with his surgically repaired neck, but the Giants are reportedly preparing for the worst.