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Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Jets Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Jets player for this season is new running back Le’Veon Bell who has a ranking of 92.

Strong safety Jamal Adams has a mark of 90, while new middle linebacker C.J. Mosley comes in with a ranking of 87.

Check out all the Jets Rankings by clicking HERE.

Three Questions About the Jets as Training Camp Gets Closer

2018 was a tough year for the New York Jets, as the team wrapped up the season sitting in last in the AFC East with a mark of 4-12.

If you use a 4njbets promo you can put some dough on the Jets to have a rebound this season, as the club has added quite a bit in terms of free agency and through the draft.

The team also has a new head coach in Adam Gase who comes over from Miami, and second-year quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to take a leap forward in year two.

Today we take a look at three questions about this team as camp closes in at the end of the month.

1. Can the Jets Ring the Bell to Success

Le’Veon Bell is wearing green this season after seeing a lot of green from the Jets in free agency. The former Steeler running back is going to get plenty of chances to prove his worth, and the team is expecting him to be that back who was spectacular in Pittsburgh.

It will be interesting to see how new OC Dowell Loggains uses Bell, and if he is run as much as he was in the Steel City, which turned into a big issue in his eyes.

Bell should be a focal point of this team on offense in 2019.

2. Mosely’s Time to be a Leader

When the Jets inked free agent linebacker C.J. Mosley to a massive five-year, $85 million contract that includes $51 million in guarantees, they expected him to be the new leader on defense.

He will have every shot to do that in 2019, as this is a team that allowed 441 points (27.6 a game) last season, which ranked 29th in the league.

This team needs to be a lot better on defense, and it needs to start with a player who is getting paid a ton to be that guy.

3. Gase Has to Create a Winning Culture

The Jets won four games last season, which clearly isn’t even in this league even to be competitive. The club took what some felt was a chance with the hiring of Adam Gase this offseason, and he will need to prove quickly that he’s the best man for the job.

Gase has to start looking at the culture of the team and changing it, because last season they simply didn’t compete enough to be a good team or one that was taking steps towards a Super Bowl.

He will have that shot opening day in a winnable game against the Bills, and in the home opener in week two it’s a Monday night showdown with the Cleveland Browns.

Win the first two, and the fans will start to buy in. If not, it may be another tough season in the Big Apple.

Jets Expected to Add Phil Savage to the Team’s Front Office

The Jets have added another piece to their front office, as reports from NFL.com state that Phil Savage is joining the team.

Savage’s role is not yet clear, but barring a snag, an announcement is expected this week, per Rapoport.

It’s a reunion for Savage and new Jets GM Joe Douglas. The duo worked together in Baltimore, from 2000 when Douglas joined the Ravens’ staff as a scout until 2005 when Savage left for the Browns GM job. This time around, it’s Douglas in charge.

After his stint as the Browns GM and three years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Savage worked as the Senior Bowl Executive Director from 2012-2018, where he helped select the prospects and run the event, a vital part of the pre-draft process.

Savage left the Senior Bowl last year for a chance to be the GM of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football, which folded before the end of its first season.

Former Jets Quarterback Josh McCown Announces Retirement from the NFL

Former Jets quarterback Josh McCown has announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NFL according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.

McCown made the announcement himself in a post on The Players’ Tribune. Originally a third-round pick out of San Jose State by the Arizona Cardinals way back in 2002, McCown had a long, career that saw him mostly as a backup for 10 different NFL teams as well as the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.

His best season came as Jay Cutler’s fill-in for the 2013 Bears. That earned him a second life as a bridge-type quarterback, most recently for the New York Jets the past two seasons. McCown started 76 games over the course of his career, completed 60.2 percent of his passes and had a 98:82 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

There are players that would consider McCown’s career a failure because he never ascended to the top echelon of starting QBs in the NFL.

But McCown made it clear he that he is proud of his accomplishments and has enjoyed the entire ride.

“I guess it just goes to show that you don’t always get to choose your own path,” McCown wrote. “But looking back, I’m proud of how my career has gone. I don’t shy away from the journeyman label. I embrace it, full force. Because it’s been one heck of a journey.”

Revered everywhere he has played, McCown was pursued for coaching opportunities before he even retired. He will likely have his pick of sideline jobs if he chooses the coaching route and his chiseled blond good looks and wealth of football knowledge will undoubtedly garner broadcasting offers.

McCown will turn 40 years old on July 4.

Jets Announce Their Theme and Giveaways Schedule for the 2019 Season

In what has become somewhat of a trend in the NFL, teams announce their ‘themes’ for certain games throughout the season, and the Jets today released their schedule for their theme and giveaways games for the 2019 season.

Could GM Joe Douglas Hire Todd McShay to Help Him Run the Jets?

In addition to firing general manager Mike Maccagnan in mid-May, Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson also fired Maccagnan’s right-hand man — vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger.

So now that Johnson has hired the Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to replace Maccagnan, Douglas still needs to hire a No. 2 guy.

And one candidate is ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay, Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media reports.

“Joe is considering multiple options, and I’m one of the options,” McShay said.

It’s unclear what McShay’s role in Douglas’ front office might be. Douglas could always rearrange things and bring McShay onboard in a position other than No. 2 man (whatever he winds up calling that job).

McShay and Douglas go way back, to their college days at the University of Richmond in the mid-1990s. McShay was a walk-on quarterback, while Douglas was a four-year starting left tackle. McShay and Douglas both graduated from Richmond in 1999.

When McShay realized he wasn’t going to stick as a player, he became an undergraduate assistant to coach Jim Reid, helping with film breakdowns and recruiting. And that’s how McShay got his start in the scouting/draft analyst world.

McShay has been at ESPN since 2006. He is expected to speak with Douglas about a potential Jets job during the middle of this week, as McShay told ESPN.

Jets RB Le’Veon Bell Thinks He and QB Darnold Will Be a ‘Special Duo’

After one day on the practice field with his new signal-caller, Le’Veon Bell said Sam Darnold will be able to create more plays for him using his legs, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

“Sam’s going to make me a better player just cause of the fact that he’s so mobile,” Bell said. “He’s going to create opportunities for me that I wouldn’t usually have and same thing for me, I’m going to make opportunities for him that he’s never had really before too. We’re going to kind of bounce off each other and I think it’s going to be a special duo in the backfield.”

Bell played with a quarterback in Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger, who despite not having speed to run away from defenders extended plays with the best thanks to his strength, famous pump fakes, and subtle pocket movement. Perhaps Bell envisions more opportunities coming his way in New York with a quarterback whose escape hatch is rolling out, where the running back could find himself in open space in the flat.

There is little question that Bell’s ability in the passing game, and especially as a blocker in the backfield, should behoove Darnold entering Year 2. Last season, Darnold struggled with underneath throws, finishing dead last in completion percentage (62.9) on tosses from one to 10 yards. Bell should immediately upgrade that range for Darnold.

Bell should be the workhorse out of the Jets’ backfield as a dual-threat, but the veteran back said he’s not worried about how many touches he earns.

“I feel like I need enough touches for us to win the game,” he said. “I don’t care if I have seven touches; if I have seven touches and we win the game, I had enough today. If I have 38 touches and we win the game, that’s enough. If I have 38 touches and we lose, then I didn’t get enough. I just want to have enough for us to win the game; that’s all that really matters to me. I don’t care how many touches I’m getting; I want us to win the game.”

If the goal is to win games, and ultimately, as he said, the Super Bowl, the questions clearly turn to why Bell would skip voluntary workouts with a new team, and new quarterback as he did before this week.

In a one-on-one interview with NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, Bell said in order to be the best he can be for the Jets, training with his personal guru was the optimal route to get ready for a grueling season after more than a year off.

“I know a lot of people are expecting a lot from me and I want to be my best self,” he said when asked why he skipped OTAs. “What I’ve been doing over the course of my career — everybody’s been seeing me be my best self. In the offseason, I’ve been doing the same thing (every year). I work out with my trainer, he knows my body to a T.

“He knows the things that I’m great at and he knows the things I’m not necessarily great at and he’ll try to help those things. Our trainer here is coaching 50 guys that are trying to meet one-on-one. So, I can be my best self and I can help my team the best that I can (by skipping OTAs). I want to be the best that I can be because I want to win a Super Bowl.”

Is Eagles VP of of Player Personnel Joe Douglas the Jets Choice to Be Their Next GM?

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News seems to feel that Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Joe Douglas remains the favorite to fill the Jets GM vacancy.

Per Mehta, barring a disastrous interview this weekend, Douglas is “in line” to become the Jets’ next GM. Mehta adds that Douglas has been coach Adam Gase’s choice “all along.”

Champ Kelly and Scott Fitterer were also considered for the role (George Paton of the Vikings was initially in the running but declined an interview request), but the job has always been Douglas’ to lose. Expect the Jets to officially name him as Mike Maccagnan’s successor in the next few days.