Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told ESPN New York that rookie tight end Jace Amaro must make a “host” of adjustments to succeed in the NFL.
The 21-year-old Amaro, who New York took 49th overall out of Texas Tech, reportedly struggled in last week’s minicamp.
Handcuffed by the league’s 29th ranked attack, the Jets finished 8-8 and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season in 2013.
John Idzik cut Santonio Holmes, Mark Sanchez and Antonio Cromartie to get Gang Green roughly $40 million under the cap.
The thrifty GM used some of those financial resources to acquire Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker.
Subsequently, Idzik selected Amaro, Shaq Evans, Jalen Saunders and Quincy Enunwa between May 8 and May 10 to further deepen their weaponry.
A First Team All-American who can complete the 40-yard dash in 4.74 seconds, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Amaro is actually a standout slot receiver.
Amaro caught 138 pigskins for 1,818 yards and 13 touchdowns over 32 games as a Red Raider.
Although young tight ends generally struggle at the outset, Amaro will quickly learn, adapt and make a “host” of plays for Gang Green this autumn.
In fact, expect Jace Amaro to fly and emerge as the Jets’ second option in the swamps of Jersey.by