The toughest part of the job begins now for Robert Saleh. The New York Jets' new head coach is charged with helping turn around the fortunes of a franchise that has missed out on the playoffs the past 10 seasons — the NFL's longest active drought — and has a few generations of frustrated fans impatiently waiting for at least a chance at another Super Bowl. After all, it has been 52 years and counting.
Flacco, the brother of former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, was a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Despite playing just two seasons with the Tigers, he left the school ranking third in passing touchdowns (50), sixth in passing yards (6,086) and sixth in passing completions (484).
After finishing the last two seasons with the worst offense in the NFL, there's no question the Jets need to make a slew of changes on the offensive side of the football. New head coach Robert Saleh will certainly help point this unit in the right direction, injecting a fresh scheme with his talented coaching staff, but that doesn't mean the Jets won't need to add a few offensive weapons in this spring's draft.