Jets coach Adam Gase thinking about shaking things up on the offensive line
The New York Jets have struggled in just about every area of their roster but protecting the quarterback has been the biggest weakness of theirs this season. Due to that, Adam Gase is thinking about shaking things up along the offensive line.
Just four weeks into the season, New York has allowed 13 sacks as a unit in 2019. The only thing is, the Jets have given up the sixth-most sacks in the NFL this season despite having a bye week in Week 4.
To begin the year, New York has elected to deploy an offensive line group that includes Kelvin Beachum, Kelechi Osemele, Ryan Kalil, Brian Winters, and Brandon Shell. However, due to injuries in the offseason, this group didn’t get a chance to work together until the final week of the preseason.
That may be one reason why the Jets haven’t been able to provide a clean pocket to any of their three quarterbacks this season. At the same time, they haven’t been able to give Le’Veon Bell many holes to run through this season.
When Gase took the job, the former Miami Dolphins head coach brought some optimism to the offense. Along with signing Bell and Jamison Crowder, the team brought Kalil out of retirement to start at center for them.
Along with the offensive line problems, the Jets are hoping to get Sam Darnold back in Week 5 to provide them some continuity at quarterback. Darnold has been out since Week 1 after he was diagnosed with having mononucleosis.
When the second-year quarterback does make his return, he may be playing with some new faces along his offensive line.