The New York Jets made a splash with the addition of former Denver Broncos center Connor McGovern. It appears he has high expectations going into the 2020 NFL season.
McGovern signed a three-year, $27 million deal with New York in free agency. According to Spencer Aber of the Jets Wire, he says their potential as a Super Bowl contender played a part in his decision:
“It was a team that I thought had a real opportunity to win a lot of games… make the playoffs and hopefully win a Super Bowl,” McGovern told reporters. “The reason I’m with the Jets is that I think they got the coaches and players to win a Super Bowl.”
It is certainly encouraging to see that McGovern is optimistic about the level of talent this team has assembled in recent years. Of course, it remains to be seen just how soon they will be able to establish themselves as bonafide playoff contenders.
The Jets finished the 2019 NFL season with a 7-9 record. Although it was a jump from year’s past, the fact that they have one of the easiest schedules in the league made it underwhelming. It is safe to say that there are still a number of voids to fill on the roster before McGovern has good reason to be confident.
Fortunately, New York has put an emphasis on shoring up the protection for quarterback Sam Darnold. McGovern will no be tasked with helping to serve as the anchor for a group that has steadily improved.