The Dolphins, Rams, Bengals and Chargers. What do those four teams have in common?
They were the only teams to have their offensive lines ranked worse than the Jets in Pro Football Focus' final offensive rankings following the 2019 NFL season.
The oft-struggling Jets line landed at No. 28 in the analytics outlet's final numbers.
Here's how PFF breaks down the Jets' placement:
"The premier acquisition of the offseason for the Jets, Le'Veon Bell, failed to make the impact that New York had hoped for when it signed him to a big-time contract. The offensive line, paired with scheme, was a big part of that problem. The Jets averaged just 0.7 rushing yards before contact per attempt, the lowest mark of any team in the NFL. Add in that they allowed pressure in 2.5 seconds or less on 27.5% of their dropbacks (second-highest mark in the NFL), and it's not hard to see why they find themselves at 28th on this list."
It didn't take much time during the 2019 season for the Jets to start making moves along their offensive line due to poor play. Aside from Kelvin Beachum, the Jets will consider making upgrades across the board this offseason. In 13 games this season, Beachum earned a 67.1 overall grade, landing him in PFF's "above average" category. That mark put Beachum as the 40th best tackle in the NFL this season. While not the most impressive number, it only goes downhill from there for the Jets.
Ryan Kalil came out of retirement only to rank as the 33rd best center via PFF's grades in seven games played by the former All-Pro. His replacement, Jonotthan Harrison, ranked as the 36th best center in the 32-team league that the NFL is.
Other injured Jets along the line include two guards, Alex Lewis and Tom Compton, who clocked in as No. 61 and No. 69 players at their position per PFF, respectively. At right tackle, Benny Shell did manage an "average" grade of 63.6, the second-highest graded Jets lineman, slotting him at No. 51 overall among PFF's qualifying tackles. Rounding out the outside blockers, rookie Chuma Edoga had a poor final grade of 48.9.
With the struggles the Jets had along their offensive line, whether via PFF or the eye test, changes are expected. Several players are also pending free agents as well, including Compton, Lewis, Beachum and Shell.
Bell and quarterback Sam Darnold need plenty of help around them next season, starting in 2020.