The NFL offseason may be off to a slow start, but things are surely about to pick up with cuts and contract restructures on their way, and with the scouting combine just two weeks away.
With that in mind, here is our weekly look at some of the biggest questions facing the Jets, what's new about them, where they stand on finding an answer, and if any of the issues have changed.
1. Who is their quarterback?
They of course haven't answered this yet, but they did answer who'll be coaching the quarterbacks: new offensive coordinator John Morton and new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. Neither has an extensive resume at their current positions -- or really working with quarterbacks -- which is interesting if they're going to be entrusted with developing a young quarterback.
That makes it seem more likely that the Jets will go after a veteran free agent (like Mike Glennon) than draft someone at No. 6 or go with one of their unproven young players (Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg). For whatever it's worth, wide receiver Brandon Marshall had nice things to say last week about Petty, Hackenberg and Bates.
But that probably doesn't mean much as far as the Jets' decision is concerned. About the only significant development on that front over the past week was that Ryan Fitzpatrick contract officially voided. Of course, there was no doubt he wasn't the answer anymore.
2. Is Sheldon Richardson part of the future, and if not who replaces him?
The Jets claimed defensive tackle Mike Pennel off waivers from the Packers last week, but that has nothing to do with Richardson's future; that was the Jets taking a shot on a twice-suspended player who might, if they're lucky, provide some defensive line depth.
Richardson's future with the Jets will almost certainly not be determined until April. They surely would like to trade him before then to shed some cap space, considering he has a cap number of $8 million for 2017. But trades like this are much more likely to happen right before or even during the draft. The Jets will most likely get a package of picks for Richardson if they are able to deal him.
Nobody's trading picks this far before they have any idea who they'll be able to draft.
3. Is Darrelle Revis coming back, and if so as a cornerback or a safety?
The Jets have until March 10 to make a decision on Revis; that's when he's due a $2 million roster bonus. Chances are if their decision hasn't already been made, it'll be made long before then. If they choose to bring him back, they'll have to negotiate a pay cut or contract restructure, and that's never an easy thing where Revis is concerned.
Meanwhile, if he comes back it still appears it will most likely be as a safety. The Jets are definitely nosing around free-agent and draft-eligible cornerbacks. The most recent is free agent K'Waun Williams, a former starter with the Cleveland Browns who'll be in for a visit on Wednesday. He's good as a slot corner, so he probably doesn't directly affect Revis, but he would add depth to the Jets' thin and vulnerable secondary.
4. How are they going to fix their offensive line?
There should be some clarity on tackle Ryan Clady by Wednesday, the deadline for the Jets' option that triggers a $1 million roster bonus. If they let the deadline pass and they pay it, it probably means they want Clady back (albeit at eventually a reduced rate). Ideally if they want him back they'd have renegotiated his deal by then too, but that doesn't necessarily have to be done before free agency starts.
If they let him go, they either didn't want him or failed at renegotiating. Either way, that's the expected result, which means the Jets will likely be in the market for two tackles, with Breno Giacomini and Ben Ijalana likely on their way out, too. Their best internal option is Brandon Shell, a fifth-round pick who started three games (and played in eight) last season. He could be given a shot at competing for one job if the Jets don't bring in two completely new tackles.
The Jets also added some depth with the addition of former Texans tackle Jeff Adams, a 6-foot-7, 305-pounder who has played in four games (with two starts) over the last three seasons.
5. Who are their starting receivers?
Marshall, who did a lot of interviews during Super Bowl week and beyond, never sounded like a man who thought he'd be an ex-Jet. The reality, though, is he's 32 with a $7.5 million price tag, so it remains to be seen whether the Jets want him at that price or will try to negotiate a reduction.
The Jets have a trio of promising young receivers in Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Charone Peake, but if they're going to break in a new quarterback, they'll need a much more reliable target -- and until last year, Marshall has been extremely reliable. Some scouts seem convinced his poor season had much more to do with an early-season injury and the Jets' quarterback mess than any decline in skills.
Eric Decker's situation is more complicated since he's 29, coming off hip and shoulder surgeries, is due a $7.25 million salary and carries a cap number of $8.75 million. There have been no updates on his rehabilitation and his physical status might not be clear until the spring. It's possible the Jets will keep him around until then.