How will Jets use rookie CB Parry Nickerson in 2018?
The Jets mostly addressed their secondary in free agency this offseason, when they signed high-priced cornerback Trumaine Johnson and re-signed corner Morris Claiborne.
Those two guys combined with slot corner Buster Skrine and the second-year safety duo of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye could help boost the Jets’ secondary in 2018.
But the Jets also drafted a cornerback, Parry Nickerson in Round 6. So what might his role be in 2018? Check out the video above for our thoughts on that, as the Jets on Sunday wrap up their three-day rookie minicamp with a closed practice.
The Packers didn’t get the desired veteran receiving results from tight ends over the past two seasons with Jared Cook and Martellus Bennett. Graham, like Nelson, has slowed down, but he’s still a devastating finisher and difficult cover in a short area.
Rodgers threw 33 TD passes inside the 20 to lead the league in 2016, with 25 of them coming inside the 10. Rodgers and Brett Hundley combined for only 16 red-zone scores in 2017. The combination of Adams and Graham guarantees a big spike.
Only time will tell, Bowles said.
Bowles said Hackenberg didn’t speak to him about making changes to his throwing motion, before he did it.
He just worked on it, and I learned about it after the fact, Bowles said. We’ll see how everything goes. I’m not saying [Hackenberg’s motion] needed to be revamped, or it’s not revamped. But production and everything else takes care of that.
Since the Jets drafted Hackenberg in Round 2 in 2016, he hasn’t been good enough to get into a regular season game. So they drafted Darnold. Hackenberg surely doesn’t have a future with the Jets as a starter. He might not even make it to Week 1 this year.
But it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Jets carry four quarterbacks into training camp this year, because they need to be skeptical about Teddy Bridgewater’s surgically repaired knee. Hackenberg would give the Jets a fallback option behind Josh McCown and Darnold if Bridgewater’s knee isn’t up to par.