If the Jets expect to be a contender anytime soon, the QB play has to improve.

Mark Sanchez had an abysmal 2012 campaign: 13 touchdown passes, 18 interceptions and eight fumbles lost. Little-used backup Tim Tebow isn't expected to be in camp. Neither Greg McElroy nor Matt Simms is the face of the future. Unfortunately, the free-agent crop of QBs leaves much to be desired.

Possibilities: Jason Campbell, David Garrard, Brady Quinn.

Intriguing long shot you've heard of: Drew Stanton.


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Shonn Greene broke the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight season, but the Jets' running game needs a big boost. With Greene an unrestricted free agent, Bilal Powell will be expected to shoulder more of the load. But the Jets need to add more speed.

Possibilities: Ahmad Bradshaw, Cedric Benson, Felix Jones.

Intriguing long shot you've heard of: Reggie Bush.

Even bigger long shot you've heard of: Steven Jackson.


The Jets, who cut Eric Smith last month, now have no veteran safeties under contract. Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry signed one-year contracts a year ago and are unrestricted free agents. That leaves only Josh Bush and Antonio Allen on the roster.

Possibilities: Glover Quin, Abram Elam.

Intriguing long shot you've heard of: Charles Woodson.


Bart Scott and Calvin Pace are gone, plus Bryan Thomas turns 34 in June. The Jets need experience, depth and speed.

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Possibilities: Connor Barwin.

Intriguing long shot you've heard of: Brian Urlacher.


The Jets could end up re-signing Dustin Keller, Sanchez's favorite target. If not, they'll need to secure another big target who can block in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system.

Possibilities: Anthony Fasano, Martellus Bennett.

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Intriguing long shot you've heard of: Tony Gonzalez.