Jets Tight End Should get First Crack at Fullback Duties in Upcoming Season – (NY Jets Blog & Forum)


When the Jets drafted tight finish Trevon Wesco within the fourth spherical (121st total) out of West Virginia only a few seasons in the past, the decide was met with combined opinions from followers and critics.  Tight finish wasn’t a crucial want and Wesco didn’t resemble lots of the younger up-and-coming athletic go catchers on the place.

Nonetheless, Wesco’s popularity as a hard-nosed “face within the fan” mauler within the run sport whose receiving abilities have been adequate to maintain a protection sincere was purpose for a little bit of optimism.  But via two seasons as a professional, Wesco has spent the overwhelming majority of his time glued to the bench with a handful of video games that noticed him get double-digit reps as a blocker at each tight finish and fullback.  The outcomes, whereas inconclusive, have been adequate for Wesco to earn an opportunity to win a job with the Jets in 2021.

When Mike LaFleur was introduced in to run Gang Inexperienced’s offense, it was believed that the group would pursue free agent Kyle Juszczyk who thrived at fullback with LaFleur as a member of the 49ers beneath Kyle Shannahan.  When Juszczyk opted to remain in San Franciso, rumors surfaced claiming the Jets would goal fullback Ben Mason, which turned out to not be the case.

That leaves the Jets and not using a true fullback on the roster, however in Wesco they’ve a blocker who, when capable of get in to a rhythm, has performed some very spectacular work as a lead blocker.  In wanting again to the 2019 season, on the uncommon events wherein the Jets working sport confirmed a point of competence, it was Wesco as a lead blocker that assist spring among the few high quality runs that they had.

The Jets have added free agent working backs Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter together with rookie draft decide Michael Carter to a gaggle that already consisted of Ty Johnson, Josh Adams and LaMical Perine.  Fullback, together with what is anticipated to be a a lot improved offensive line, is among the greater query marks on offense that Wesco could be the reply to.




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