New York Jets Roster 2018 Jets Roster

4-9, 3rd AFC East

vs HOU

9:30 pm UTC, 12/15

The Jets are a transition phase, and have been for a while. They drafted Sam Darnold out of USC in the first round, and it is expected for him to sit behind Josh McCown and maybe even Teddy Bridgewater. These are not bad guys to learn under, and Darnold will need a couple more weapons when it is time for him to start. They have Robby Anderson, who is the lead guy when he isn’t in trouble with the law. Quincy Enunwa was injured for most of last season, which led to Jermaine Kearse getting some run. They did sign Terrelle Pryor this offseason, as his time in Washington was a massive letdown. There will be some cutting down at the wide receiver position, because it is hard to believe they will carry 16 of them into 2018. The Jets have Thomas Rawls and Isaiah Crowell in New York now, and Crowell is expected to be a lead back.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Sam Darnold Sam Darnold S. Darnold 14
77
#33 QB 1 6'3" 221 21 6/5/97 0 2018 1 3 Southern Cal
QB Josh McCown Josh McCown J. McCown 15
76
#37 QB 2 6'4" 215 39 7/4/79 16 2002 3 81 Sam Houston State
QB Davis Webb Davis Webb D. Webb 5
72
#44 QB 3 6'5" 229 23 1/22/95 2 2017 3 87 California
RB Elijah McGuire Elijah McGuire E. McGuire 25
70
#87 RB 1 5'9" 212 24 6/1/94 2 2017 6 188 Louisiana-Lafayette
RB Trenton Cannon Trenton Cannon T. Cannon 40
67
#95 RB 2 5'10" 182 24 7/23/94 0 2018 6 204
RB Isaiah Crowell Isaiah Crowell I. Crowell 20
77
#56 RB 3 5'11" 224 25 1/8/93 5 2014 Alabama State
OT Kelvin Beachum Kelvin Beachum K. Beachum 68
81
#22 OT 1 6'3" 306 29 6/8/89 7 2012 7 248 SMU
OT Brandon Shell Brandon Shell B. Shell 72
70
#73 OT 1 6'5" 324 26 2/6/92 3 2016 5 158 South Carolina
OT Brent Qvale Brent Qvale B. Qvale 79
68
#85 OT 2 6'7" 315 27 3/11/91 4 2014 Nebraska
ILB Kevin Pierre-Louis Kevin Pierre-Louis K. Pierre-Louis 56
72
#66 ILB 1 6'0" 232 27 10/7/91 5 2014 4 132 Boston College
ILB Avery Williamson Avery Williamson A. Williamson 54
82
#9 ILB 1 6'1" 246 26 3/9/92 5 2014 5 151 Kentucky
ILB Neville Hewitt Neville Hewitt N. Hewitt 46
71
#47 ILB 2 6'2" 235 25 4/6/93 4 2015 Marshall
ILB Darron Lee Darron Lee D. Lee 58
74
#43 ILB 6'1" 232 24 10/18/94 3 2016 1 20 Ohio State
OLB Jordan Jenkins Jordan Jenkins J. Jenkins 48
78
#31 OLB 1 6'3" 259 24 7/1/94 3 2016 3 83 Georgia
OLB Brandon Copeland Brandon Copeland B. Copeland 51
67
#98 OLB 1 6'3" 260 27 7/2/91 4 2013 Pennsylvania
OLB Jeremiah Attaochu Jeremiah Attaochu J. Attaochu 55
75
#53 OLB 2 6'3" 252 25 1/17/93 5 2014 2 50 Georgia Tech
OLB Frankie Luvu Frankie Luvu F. Luvu 50
67
#70 OLB 2 6'2" 242 22 9/19/96 0 2018
OLB Tarell Basham Tarell Basham T. Basham 93
74
#82 OLB 3 6'4" 259 24 3/18/94 2 2017 3 80 Ohio
OLB Kenny Anunike Kenny Anunike K. Anunike 62
64
#128 OLB 6'4" 260 28 5/22/90 3 2014 Duke
SS Jamal Adams Jamal Adams J. Adams 33
87
#4 SS 1 6'0" 214 23 10/17/95 2 2017 1 6 LSU
SS Terrence Brooks Terrence Brooks T. Brooks 23
75
#39 SS 2 5'11" 198 27 3/2/91 5 2014 3 79 Florida State
SS JJ Wilcox JJ Wilcox J. Wilcox 37
67
#57 SS 6'0" 213 29 2/14/89 6 2013 3 80 Georgia Southern
P Lachlan Edwards Lachlan Edwards L. Edwards 4
76
#19 P 1 6'4" 211 26 4/27/92 3 2016 7 235 Sam Houston State
P Ben Turk Ben Turk B. Turk 0
67
#31 P 2 5'11" 186 0 2018 Notre Dame
FS Darryl Roberts Darryl Roberts D. Roberts 27
78
#58 FS 1 5'11" 187 28 11/26/90 4 2015 7 247 Marshall
FS Rontez Miles Rontez Miles R. Miles 45
73
#35 FS 2 6'0" 203 30 11/25/88 4 2013 California - PA
FS Marcus Maye Marcus Maye M. Maye 26
77
#32 FS 6'0" 212 24 3/8/94 2 2017 2 39 Florida
LS Josh Latham Josh Latham J. Latham 0
68
#7 LS 6'2" 250 25 9/20/93 1 2017 Sacramento State
LS Thomas Hennessy Thomas Hennessy T. Hennessy 42
61
#30 LS 6'3" 236 24 6/11/94 2 2017 Duke
C Jonotthan Harrison Jonotthan Harrison J. Harrison 78
71
#35 C 1 6'3" 304 27 8/25/91 5 2014 Florida
C Spencer Long Spencer Long S. Long 61
73
#27 C 2 6'5" 320 28 11/8/90 5 2014 3 78 Nebraska
C Austin Golson Austin Golson A. Golson 63
66
#48 C 3 6'4" 307 23 7/9/95 0 2018
LB Harvey Langi Harvey Langi H. Langi 44
62
#185 LB 6'1" 249 26 9/24/92 2 2017 BYU
WR Jermaine Kearse Jermaine Kearse J. Kearse 10
84
#36 WR 1 6'1" 209 28 2/6/90 7 2012 Washington
WR Robby Anderson Robby Anderson R. Anderson 11
86
#25 WR 1 6'3" 180 25 5/9/93 3 2016 Temple
WR Andre Roberts Andre Roberts A. Roberts 3
74
#110 WR 1 5'11" 195 30 1/9/88 9 2010 3 88 Citadel
WR Charone Peake Charone Peake C. Peake 17
65
#187 WR 2 6'2" 209 26 10/16/92 3 2016 7 241 Clemson
WR Quincy Enunwa Quincy Enunwa Q. Enunwa 81
77
#77 WR 2 6'2" 225 26 5/31/92 4 2014 6 209 Nebraska
WR Rishard Matthews Rishard Matthews R. Matthews 82
80
#62 WR 2 6'0" 210 29 10/12/89 7 2012 7 227 Nevada
WR Lucky Whitehead Lucky Whitehead L. Whitehead 82
69
#130 WR 3 5'10" 163 26 6/2/92 3 2015 Florida Atlantic
WR Deontay Burnett Deontay Burnett D. Burnett 18
69
#164 WR 4 6'0" 186 21 10/4/97 0 2018
TE Chris Herndon IV Chris Herndon IV C. Herndon IV 89
66
#88 TE 1 6'4" 253 22 2/23/96 0 2018 4 107
TE Jordan Leggett Jordan Leggett J. Leggett 86
73
#57 TE 2 6'5" 258 23 1/31/95 2 2017 5 150 Clemson
TE Eric Tomlinson Eric Tomlinson E. Tomlinson 83
67
#81 TE 3 6'6" 261 26 4/22/92 3 2015 UTEP
DE Henry Anderson Henry Anderson H. Anderson 96
79
#52 DE 1 6'6" 294 27 8/3/91 4 2015 3 93 Stanford
DE Leonard Williams Leonard Williams L. Williams 92
82
#40 DE 1 6'5" 302 24 6/20/94 4 2015 1 6 Southern Cal
DE Nathan Shepherd Nathan Shepherd N. Shepherd 97
69
#100 DE 2 6'4" 315 25 10/9/93 0 2018 3 72 Fort Hays State
DE Folorunso Fatukasi Folorunso Fatukasi F. Fatukasi 94
65
#144 DE 2 6'4" 318 23 3/4/95 0 2018 6 180
DE Bronson Kaufusi Bronson Kaufusi B. Kaufusi 91
68
#142 DE 3 6'6" 285 27 7/6/91 3 2016 3 70 BYU
CB Morris Claiborne Morris Claiborne M. Claiborne 21
76
#78 CB 1 5'11" 185 28 2/7/90 7 2012 1 6 LSU
CB Trumaine Johnson Trumaine Johnson T. Johnson 22
84
#26 CB 1 6'2" 204 28 1/1/90 7 2012 3 65 Montana
CB Rashard Robinson Rashard Robinson R. Robinson 30
74
#75 CB 2 6'0" 175 23 7/23/95 3 2016 4 133 LSU
CB Buster Skrine Buster Skrine B. Skrine 41
81
#40 CB 2 5'9" 185 29 4/26/89 8 2011 5 137 Tennessee - Chattanooga
CB Parry Nickerson Parry Nickerson P. Nickerson 43
65
#162 CB 3 5'10" 182 24 10/11/94 0 2018 6 179
CB Derrick Jones Derrick Jones D. Jones 31
61
#172 CB 3 6'2" 188 24 12/4/94 2 2017 6 204 Mississippi
CB Reggie Hall Reggie Hall R. Hall 6
66
#155 CB 6'1" 207 23 9/14/95 0 2018
NT Mike Pennel Mike Pennel M. Pennel 98
68
#29 NT 1 6'4" 332 27 5/9/91 5 2014 Colorado State-Pueblo
NT Steve McLendon Steve McLendon S. McLendon 99
82
#10 NT 2 6'4" 280 32 1/3/86 9 2009 Troy
G Brian Winters Brian Winters B. Winters 67
80
#23 G 1 6'4" 320 27 7/10/91 6 2013 3 72 Kent State
G Dakota Dozier Dakota Dozier D. Dozier 70
71
#57 G 2 6'4" 313 27 4/30/91 5 2014 4 137 Furman
G James Carpenter James Carpenter J. Carpenter 77
81
#18 G 6'4" 321 29 3/22/89 8 2011 1 25 Alabama
K Jason Myers Jason Myers J. Myers 2
77
#24 K 1 5'11" 190 27 5/12/91 4 2015 Marist

Is Darnold Ready for the NFL Now?

Competiting within the AFC East is never an easy feat, and this was showcased by the 2017-18 Jets. A 5-11 record assisted the team to a cellar finish, marking numerous occasions, within recent history, that the team has finished in last place. Adapting and overcoming a losing record is something that is often handled in the off-season. The team got to work early this off-season and their start came at the NFL draft.

The team traded up to the 3rd overall pick, sacrificing future draft picks and players to obtain Sam Darnold. Darnold was the golden boy of the quarterback crop, possessing attributes that would mark him as the most pro-ready talent. His pocket presence is second to none within potential prospects, making the selection a little easier for a team that has struggled to find a consistent leader at the position. He will battle with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for a starting role. If he can curb his development at a quick pace, there is no reason he shouldn't find himself slotted within the starting role early in 2018. The quarterback carousal is the biggest issue that needs some ironing. The team possesses three talents who have been featured within starting roles in the past. McCown has been a journeyman and has produced under spot-start scenarios. Given a full off-season of workload, it is hard to imagine he wouldn't be your starter on day one. Bridgewater is a good talent, but his health has been the setback to his breakthrough within the league. A full off-season of rest bodes well for the prospects of giving the team different sets to work from. Add Darnold to the picture and you have a log-jam of talent. This is not necessarily a bad thing for a team that has lacked consistency at this position, but it will need some sorting out heading into this year.

The team wasn't done with additions once the quarterback depth was filled, adding running back competition to the mix. The team will trot out Isiah Crowell and Thomas Rawls into a backfield currently headlined by Bilal Powell. All three players possess similar skill sets, allowing the team to spread their looks and size advantages. While Rawls will use his big frame to fill the down-and-distance role, Powell and Crowell can be inserted into multiple looks. The team possesses enough options to fluctuate the handling of usage at the running back position.

The team also added Terrelle Pryor to a depleted receiving corps. Jermaine Kearse was the lone bright spot in the receiving group last season. Robby Anderson continues to define his role with the team, but he needs to work on the little things to perfect his craft. The team will also get a boost from Quincy Enunwa, who spent the entire last season sidelined with injury.

The defense got a huge boost at the cornerback position with the additions of Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson. Claiborne was a high draft pick coming out of college, but his talent base never panned out in Dallas. Adding him as a flier, the team was able to relieve the load off his shoulders with the Johnson signing. Johnson comes from a stout Rams team that was featured highly on most defensive ratings the past few seasons. This tandem will keep the downfield threat manageable, offering opportunities for the guys up front to get their work in.