3 Bold Jets Predictions for the 2024 Offseason

It will be an extremely important offseason for the New York Jets in 2024 so fans can expect a flurry of moves over the next few months.

Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell (14) looks for an open teammate as New York Jets
Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell (14) looks for an open teammate as New York Jets / Kevin R. Wexler / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Jets Will Add Two-Pass Catchers Via Trade or Free Agency

The Jets trotted out arguably the worst receiving corps in the league. Garrett Wilson was the only capable receiver that could create separation. Behind him though... holy moly. Wilson led the team in receptions (95) and receiving yards (1,042) but they need some serious talent behind him.

Last season, New York was ranked 30th in passing offense (171.7 yards per game). In a make-or-break campaign in 2024 with quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center, the Jets can't afford to not add more explosive playmakers.

There is a flurry of weapons that can potentially hit the free-agent market in March. The list includes Mike Evans, Calvin Ridley, Curtis Samuel, Tee Higgins, Kendrick Bourne, and Michael Pittman Jr.

Even though some of these studs won't touch the open market, the Jets need to pounce on whoever is available.

The most likely player to hit free agency is Ridley from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Alabama product is a smooth route runner who has the speed to push the field vertically. The 29-year-old has compiled 324 receptions for 4,358 receiving yards, and 36 touchdowns in his five-year career.

The Jets will certainly add one playmaker but they will be on the market for two. Book it. After the bad signing of Allen Lazard in March 2023, New York won't make the mistake of lacking pass-catchers.

The second signing will likely be for a receiver who can excel as a No. 3 weapon. That's where guys like Samuel and Bourne come into the picture. Both of these weapons can thrive in a limited role. Samuel has good speed with a knack for gadget plays.

Meanwhile, Bourne has secure hands and good ball skills. The fanbase can expect New York to be active in the WR market.