New York Jets Depth Chart 2018 Jets Depth Chart

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The rebuilding New York Jets flashed some potential at times this season, and they immediately gave Sam Darnold the number one spot at quarterback. Josh McCown had been playing well in prior seasons, but at his age he was best suited for a backup role and mentor to Darnold. Over the offseason the Jets signed Isaiah Crowell, despite having Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire on the roster. All three spent times injured this season, and at the end of the season it was McGuire who ended up being the starting running back by default. When all three were fully healthy, Crowell was the main starter. With no clear cut starting tight end coming into the season, Chris Herndon came out of it looking like a real threat to be the starting tight end next year. He is a name to keep an eye on, especially as the Jets will be playing from behind often. Robby Anderson was a boom-or-bust WR1 this season, and Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse both spent time missing because of injuries. Enunwa wasn’t quite the productive WR2 we expected at the beginning of the season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Davis Webb D. Webb (2)
72
#44 QB
Running Back RB
Trenton Cannon T. Cannon (3)
67
#95 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa (2)
77
#77 WR
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett (5)
69
#164 WR
Tight End TE
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett (2)
73
#57 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett (2)
73
#57 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa (2)
77
#77 WR
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett (5)
69
#164 WR
Quarterback QB
Davis Webb D. Webb (2)
72
#44 QB
Running Back RB
Trenton Cannon T. Cannon (3)
67
#95 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett
Quarterback QB
Davis Webb D. Webb
Running Back RB
Trenton Cannon T. Cannon

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Folorunso Fatukasi F. Fatukasi (2)
65
#144 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Brandon Copeland B. Copeland (1)
67
#98 OLB
Frankie Luvu F. Luvu (2)
67
#70 OLB
Linebacker LB
Kenny Anunike K. Anunike (10)
64
#128 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Parry Nickerson P. Nickerson (2)
65
#162 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
77
#32 FS
Doug Middleton D. Middleton (2)
65
#69 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Folorunso Fatukasi F. Fatukasi (2)
65
#144 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Brandon Copeland B. Copeland (1)
67
#98 OLB
Frankie Luvu F. Luvu (2)
67
#70 OLB
Linebacker LB
Kenny Anunike K. Anunike (10)
64
#128 OLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Parry Nickerson P. Nickerson (2)
65
#162 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
77
#32 FS
Doug Middleton D. Middleton (2)
65
#69 FS
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Linebacker LB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Leonard Williams L. Williams Folorunso Fatukasi F. Fatukasi Bronson Kaufusi B. Kaufusi
Nose Tackle NT Steve McLendon S. McLendon
Right Defensive End RDE Henry Anderson H. Anderson Nathan Shepherd N. Shepherd Charles Tapper C. Tapper
L Outside Linebacker LOLB Brandon Copeland B. Copeland Frankie Luvu F. Luvu
Linebacker LB Kenny Anunike K. Anunike
L Inside Linebacker LILB CJ Mosley C. Mosley Darron Lee D. Lee Neville Hewitt N. Hewitt
R Inside Linebacker RILB Avery Williamson A. Williamson Harvey Langi H. Langi
R Outside Linebacker ROLB Jordan Jenkins J. Jenkins Tarell Basham T. Basham
Left Cornerback LCB Brian Poole B. Poole Parry Nickerson P. Nickerson Tevaughn Campbell T. Campbell
Strong Safety SS Jamal Adams J. Adams
Free Safety FS Marcus Maye M. Maye Doug Middleton D. Middleton Darryl Roberts D. Roberts
Right Cornerback RCB Trumaine Johnson T. Johnson Rashard Robinson R. Robinson Derrick Jones D. Jones

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Elijah McGuire E. McGuire
70
RB 2 39.8 2 RB 2 39.8 2 31 19 193 10.2 20 1 92 276 34 3 3 34.5
Trenton Cannon T. Cannon
67
RB 3 11.6 0 RB 3 11.6 0 25 17 144 8.5 35 0 38 113 21 1 3 7.1
Ty Montgomery T. Montgomery
82
RB 3 20.3 1 RB 3 20.3 1 40 25 235 9.4 43 0 41 188 16 1 4.6 14.5
WRs
Player Rating
Robby Anderson R. Anderson
86
Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa
77
Jamison Crowder J. Crowder
83
Josh Bellamy J. Bellamy
75
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett
69
Charone Peake C. Peake
65
Stacy Coley S. Coley
64
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson
68
Daniel Brown D. Brown
64
Neal Sterling N. Sterling
65
Lucky Whitehead L. Whitehead
69
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Robby Anderson R. Anderson
86
LWR 1 48.7 93 50 752 50 15 76 6 2 -8 0 -4 -0.6
Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa
77
RWR 2 47.7 69 38 449 60 11.8 42 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jamison Crowder J. Crowder
83
SWR 3 47.6 50 29 388 60 13.4 79 2 4 30 0 7.5 3.3
Josh Bellamy J. Bellamy
75
LWR 4 20.1 25 14 117 60 8.4 20 1 0 0 0 0 0
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett
69
RWR 5 25.6 15 10 143 70 14.3 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charone Peake C. Peake
65
SWR 6 6.8 3 2 25 70 12.5 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stacy Coley S. Coley
64
LWR 7 6.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quadree Henderson Q. Henderson
68
WR 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Brown D. Brown
64
WR 9 1.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neal Sterling N. Sterling
65
WR 10 25.8 8 6 47 80 7.8 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lucky Whitehead L. Whitehead
69
WR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Chris Herndon IV C. H. IV
66
TE 1 39.2 56 39 502 70 12.9 32 4
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett
73
TE 2 21.7 25 14 114 60 8.1 16 1
Eric Tomlinson E. Tomlinson
67
TE 3 23.6 14 8 72 60 9 24 0

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
New York Jets Jets
79
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
New York Jets
79
27.6 380.4 254.1 126.3 39 7 13
Special Teams Rating
New York Jets Jets
76
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
New York Jets
76
1 1 1 1 1 2
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Leonard Williams L. Williams
82
LDE 1 54.1 42 10.5 0 0 0
Henry Anderson H. Anderson
79
RDE 1 41.8 35 9 0 0 0
Steve McLendon S. McLendon
82
NT 1 29.5 36 4 0 0 0
Folorunso Fatukasi F. Fatukasi
65
LDE 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Shepherd N. Shepherd
69
RDE 2 21.5 15 1.5 0 0 0
Charles Tapper C. Tapper
75
RDE 3
Bronson Kaufusi B. Kaufusi
68
LDE 3 15 0 0 0 0 0
Brandin Bryant B. Bryant
69
DL 8
Shaneil Jenkins S. Jenkins
66
DL 9
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Avery Williamson A. Williamson
82
RILB 1 69.7 121 5.5 2 1 0
CJ Mosley C. Mosley
83
LILB 1 58.4 105 7 0 1 0
Jordan Jenkins J. Jenkins
78
ROLB 1 41.2 35 9 2 0 0
Brandon Copeland B. Copeland
67
LOLB 1 38.2 35 7.5 0 0 0
Darron Lee D. Lee
74
LILB 2 67.3 74 5 0 3 1
Frankie Luvu F. Luvu
67
LOLB 2 31.6 22 4 0 0 0
Tarell Basham T. Basham
74
ROLB 2 9 8 0 0 0 0
Harvey Langi H. Langi
62
RILB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neville Hewitt N. Hewitt
71
LILB 3 16.8 39 1.5 0 0 0
Kenny Anunike K. Anunike
64
LB 10
Defensive Backs Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Marcus Maye M. Maye
77
FS 1 65.5 34 0.5 1 1 0
Jamal Adams J. Adams
87
SS 1 70 115 11.5 3 1 0
Brian Poole B. Poole
78
LCB 1 52.1 75 4 0 3 0
Trumaine Johnson T. Johnson
84
RCB 1 67 40 1 1 4 1
Rashard Robinson R. Robinson
74
RCB 2 8.3 8 0 0 0 0
Doug Middleton D. Middleton
65
FS 2 33.1 27 0 0 0 0
Parry Nickerson P. Nickerson
65
LCB 2 13.2 21 0 0 0 0
Tevaughn Campbell T. Campbell
LCB 3
Darryl Roberts D. Roberts
78
FS 3 45.4 48 3 0 1 0
Derrick Jones D. Jones
61
RCB 3 38 3 0 0 0 0
Reggie Hall R. Hall
66
DB 11
Rontez Miles R. Miles
73
DB 12 10.9 11 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Chandler Catanzaro C. Catanzaro
76
K 1 78 16 80 59 30 0 4 9 0 3
Punters Rating
Lachlan Edwards L. Edwards
76
Ben Turk B. Turk
67
Punters Rating Depth Position
Lachlan Edwards L. Edwards
76
P 1
Ben Turk B. Turk
67
P 2

Last Week's Jets Starting Lineup

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Elijah McGuire E. McGuire
70
RB 1 43 1 2 24 17 0 12 24 18 2 41 2.3 17 0
Trenton Cannon T. Cannon
67
RB 2 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 8 12 0
De'Angelo Henderson D. Henderson
67
RB 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 9.5 13 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Robby Anderson R. Anderson
86
WR 1 54 8 3 24 40 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Roberts A. Roberts
74
WR 2 40 4 3 28 80 9.3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deontay Burnett D. Burnett
69
WR 3 30 5 5 73 100 14.6 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
JJ Jones J. Jones
67
WR 4 2 1 1 3 100 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charone Peake C. Peake
65
WR 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Chris Herndon IV C. H. IV
66
TE 1 46 3 1 8 30 8 8 0
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett
73
TE 2 29 4 1 7 20 7 7 0
Clive Walford C. Walford
74
TE 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Jets Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at NE 3-38 L Sam Darnold (QB), Elijah McGuire (RB), Robby Anderson (WR1), Chris Herndon IV (TE), Brian Winters (G), Brent Qvale (OT), Jonotthan Harrison (C), Kelvin Beachum (OT), Spencer Long (C)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs GB 38-44 L Sam Darnold (QB), Elijah McGuire (RB), Robby Anderson (WR1), Eric Tomlinson (TE), Brian Winters (G), Brent Qvale (OT), Dakota Dozier (G), Jonotthan Harrison (C), Spencer Long (C)
Week 15: 12/15/18 vs HOU 22-29 L Sam Darnold (QB), Elijah McGuire (RB), Jermaine Kearse (WR1), Robby Anderson (WR2), Eric Tomlinson (TE), Kelvin Beachum (OT), Spencer Long (C), Brian Winters (G), Brandon Shell (OT), Jonotthan Harrison (C)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at BUF 27-23 W Sam Darnold (QB), Isaiah Crowell (RB), Quincy Enunwa (WR1), Jermaine Kearse (WR2), Chris Herndon IV (TE), Kelvin Beachum (OT), Brian Winters (G), Spencer Long (C), Brandon Shell (OT), Jonotthan Harrison (C)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at TEN 22-26 L Josh McCown (QB), Isaiah Crowell (RB), Robby Anderson (WR1), Quincy Enunwa (WR2), Jermaine Kearse (WR3), Chris Herndon IV (TE), Dakota Dozier (G), Brandon Shell (OT), Kelvin Beachum (OT), Brian Winters (G), Jonotthan Harrison (C)

Preseason Analysis: Jets Will Lean on Darnold

Unlike the Giants, the Jets did address their quarterback needs by drafting Sam Darnold out of USC. Josh McCown and Darnold are a solid duo to help get Darnold setup for the future. This is actually a pretty good scenario for quarterbacks, but getting them some help moving forward is what will be key. The Jets will get back Quincy Enunwa, and signed Terrelle Pryor this offseason, who did not live up to his hype in Washington. Robby Anderson remains the top wideout on this team, but off the field issues are always a question with him. This is not a great group of wideouts, lacking a true number one, but it isn’t the worst in the world. New York also has Clive Walford, who failed to get anything going in Oakland, and they drafted Chris Herndon. The group of backs consist of Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, and Elijah McGuire. All three viable when the volume is there, but the Jets will likely go sneak in Powell at times for Crowell’s relief. They added Thomas Rawls and drafted Trenton Cannon, who will likely not be options this season. The Jets are slowly but surely getting things in place for the future.

Coming off a second straight disappointing 5-11 season, the New York Jets are looking to start a new era after trading up to select USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the third pick in the 2018 draft. Along with a free agency class aimed at strengthening the defense, the Jets are hoping to build a foundation for Darnold to become the quarterback of the future. 2017 was a year that established that the Jets were in need of a significant overhaul. In finishing last in the AFC East, the Jets ranked in the bottom third in the NFL in both points scored and points allowed. Their defense, once a clear strength of the team, began to feel the loss and decline of veterans like Darelle Revis, Sheldon Richardson and Muhammed Wilkerson. Meanwhile, the quarterback position continued to be an area in need of an upgrade, as veteran journeyman Josh McCown was adequate but far from a difference maker. Going into the draft, the Jets identified the quarterback position as the most pressing need on the team and acted boldly to fill that need. In possession of an extra second round pick, the Jets dealt the number 6 pick along with three second rounders to move up to the third pick, where they drafted Sam Darnold. The Jets are betting big on Darnold to become a difference maker and solidify the quarterback position for the next decade. After the splashy Darnold pick, the Jets were balanced in addressing both offense and defense in the later rounds, drafting a DL in the third, and TE in the fourth, and a CB, DL and RB in the sixth round. Clearly, the legacy of the Jets’ 2018 draft will be Darnold. If he goes on to be a star, the draft will be remembered fondly. If not, it’s likely that this draft set the franchise back several years.

The Jets made defense a priority in free agency with their big signing of star CB Trumaine Johnson along with re-signing CB Morris Claiborne and ILB Avery Wiliamson. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jets took a flyer on former Viking quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is trying to resurrect his career after a catastrophic injury. They also brought Josh McCown back for a veteran presence and as a possible mentor for Darnold. The burning question on offense is when Darnold will be ready to take the starter job, and what he’ll look like when that day comes. Veteran RB Matt Forte has retired, leaving the way clear for Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell to battle for carries in the running game. Meanwhile, the Jets hope that undrafted WR Robby Anderson takes another step forward after catching 70 passes for nearly 1,000 yards receiving last year. The Jets’ receiving core doesn’t look to be one of the best in the league, and it’s an area that the team may look to augment in the future to support Darnold. Head coach Todd Bowles was known for his defensive acumen coming into the Jets, and he’ll look to revitalize the defense with the help of those free agent signings. The secondary now looks to be a strong unit with the addition of Johnson, and the Jets will hope that DL Leonard Williamson regains his 2016 Pro-Bowl form after a down year in 2017. If Williamson can get back to his dominant ways and the secondary excels, the Jets could turn their defense into a top 10 unit in the league next year. In yesterday’s NFL, a rookie quarterback was given at least a year holding the clipboard before he was asked to lead the team. Those days seem to be gone now. The question isn’t when Sam Darnold plays in 2018, but how quickly. And as the quarterback position is the most important determiner of success in the NFL, the Jets’ fortunes will be tied to Darnold’s ability to adjust to the speed and complexity NFL defenses will throw at him. It’s a tall task, but we’ve certainly seen rookie quarterbacks light up the league. The Jets will be hoping Darnold is that type of player.