Earlier this week, Chris Wesseling of NFL's Around the League stated that he believes the Jets to be the third most improved teams.
Vick adds legitimacy to Marty Mornhinweg's offense. The QB's injury history is less of a concern with Geno Smith as a capable backup with potential. Don't be surprised if Decker produces the best statistical season by a Jets wide receiver since Laveranues Coles' glory days. Ford is an intriguing flier if he's finally over foot and knee injuries. I can't get this dominant 2010 performance out of my mind, when Ford racked up 306 all-purpose yards in an overtime victory -- followed up by 316 yards two weeks later.We do think that Eric Decker is going to be a major boost to this offense, but with the Draft still ahead, the Jets would be wise to add an early pick at the receiver position. 2010 is one thing, but that was in Ford's rookie season and he's struggled to build on those early returns.
The next step is adding speed in the form of Chris Johnson, who is expected to be released by the Titans on Friday or very early Monday morning. The Jets widely are viewed as the favorites for his services.
The Mike Williams trade changes the landscape of the Draft. Now there's one more team serious about adding a receiver that is well ahead of the Jets. Mike Evans will likely move off the board sooner than expected and if the Jets are looking at receivers it could change the availability of players by the time their turn to pick comes.