The 2014 New York Jets are filled with interesting position battles. Whether it’s the battle for number two receiver, the number two corner, the battle for (possibly) both guard spots or the (not really a battle) battle for starting quarterback. But one positional battle no one seems to really be focusing on is at tight end.
Maybe it’s because most people assume rookie Jace Amaro will be given the job or maybe others expect Jeff Cumberland will hold down the starting job until Amaro is ready, but a new leader has emerged and honestly maybe we all should have seen this coming sooner.
Zach Sudfeld was the talk of the Patriots training camp last year as he wowed everybody in attendance, but after three games into the season, with Aaron Hernandez in prison and Rob Gronkowski hurt, the Patriots felt that they couldn’t waste a roster spot on a tight end who couldn’t contribute immediately since they needed active bodies at tight end. So, the Patriots released him and the Jets quickly pounced on him. (more…)