Free agency and the NFL Draft have come and gone: It’s time to fully embrace the 2023 offseason by breaking down the fantasy football aspirations of each and every team before draft season truly gets underway.
What follows is a fantasy-focused breakdown of the New York Jets, looking at key questions like:
- Just how high should expectations be for Aaron Rodgers’ comeback szn?
- Does Breece Hall deserve to be drafted as a top-10 fantasy RB?
- Could Garrett Wilson emerge as a top-10 producer at the position?
Every fantasy-relevant player from the Jets will be covered in the following paragraphs. Make sure to check out the Fantasy Life Team Preview Landing Page through the end of June for more all-encompassing fantasy football coverage.
Notable Offseason Moves
From the front office, to the coaching staff, to the roster: Every 2023 NFL team will be different than its 2022 version. The Jets are no different.
Robert Saleh is back for his third season as the head ball coach with defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich once again by his side, but the Jets “parted ways” with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur in favor of ex-Packers OC and, more recently, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett.
A quick look at Hackett’s offenses from the Jaguars (2016-2018) to the Packers (2019-2021) and Broncos (2022) reveals that he’s not attached to one single ideology in terms of pass rate over expected and situation-neutral pace:
- 2022: -2.1% pass rate over expected (No. 14), 20.91 seconds per play (No. 15)
- 2021: +3.7% (No. 5), 30.78 (No. 12)
- 2020: +2.4% (No. 8), 32.83 (No. 32)
- 2019: +2.6% (No. 5), 31.06 (No. 18)
- 2018: 0% (No. 13), 32.27 (No. 25)
- 2017: -6% (No. 30), 30.12 (No. 13)
- 2016: +1% (No. 10), 30.08 (No. 9)
The Jets ranked 16th and 12th in PROE and pace last season. So, it’s not a given that this offense moves back to the sort of pass-heavy scheme that Packers head coach/play-caller Matt LaFleur and Hackett established with Rodgers from 2019 to 2021.