As we draw closer and closer to the start of the NFL Draft as well as finding out the New York Jets 2014 schedule of opponents, we have to start looking to see who their preseason opponents will be when August comes around.
Yes we know who their annual opponents will be in Weeks 3 and 4 as they host the New York Giants and finish down I-95 at Philadelphia (Maybe Mark Sanchez will play with the third and fourth stringers again for the Eagles), but the two opponents in the first half of the month of August will have see some quality matchups.
The opening week of the preseason will see the Jets hosting Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium, while the following week they will be on the road at Cincinnati and face Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Then they host the Snoopy Bowl in Week 3 against the Giants and then finish up down in Philly.
While we understand that these games won't mean anything in the real standings for the Jets as the 2014 season will begin in September and as usual you can't really get excited about what will happen for three different quarterbacks in one quarter a piece in a game that is largely an audition for spots along the depth chart.
But the most important thing that we want to see with the Jets when August begins and ends is that no one on the roster who has a position right now will get out of the preseason with any injuries. While at the time there were some questions as to why Rex Ryan threw Mark Sanchez into the third preseason game against the Giants with the second and third stringers and backfired with an injury.