Before Jets second-round rookie TE Jace Amaro can be the next Tony Gonzalez, he needs to learn how to play in a pro offense. So far, it's been a bumpy road for Amaro, who comes from a no-huddle spread offense at Texas Tech in which he lined up as a slot receiver almost exclusively. Amaro called the offense "simple." The Jets' offense has been anything but for him.
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York wrote Tuesday that Amaro "looked lost at times" during OTAs, ran sloppy routes and has work to do in all areas of his game. Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Amaro has a "host" of adjustments to make to feel comfortable in New York's offense.
Cimini also threw in a math analogy to describe where Amaro comes from compared to where he is now: "[Texas Tech] was on the level of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The Jets are using calculus."
Amaro can be an absolute force as a pass-catcher; he caught more than 100 passes for the Red Raiders last year. But the Jets can't trust him right now. When he has cleaned up all of his issues, Amaro should easily become the Jets' No. 1 TE, in front of Jeff Cumberland . But such a time is far away right now. Amaro has plenty of dynasty value, but this season will probably be a learning process more than anything else.