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Is 2016 a Make or Break Season for New York Jets’ Jace Amaro?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 22: Tight end Jace Amaro #88 of the New York Jets celebrates a touchdown reception in the second quarter of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro is entering his third NFL season after missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. Jace had an encouraging rookie season, but he was not drafted by the current regime and must prove to them he is worthy of a roster spot for this season and beyond.

The Jets tight end position lacked production last season with a grand total of eight catches. Amaro had 38 receptions in his rookie season alone. Amaro has a grand opportunity ahead of him to carve out a niche in the Jets offense and be surrounded by offensive forces of Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Matt Forte.

Amaro is confident he will find his role in the Jets offense, but realizes he must earn this role through time and effort on the practice field. “I plan on getting involved a lot this season, but it takes a lot of practice, a lot of reps,” stated Amaro.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles confirmed that Amaro is battling to earn his roster spot as he has not seen Amaro on the field during his tenure. “He missed a year. I haven’t seen him play,” stated Bowles.

Amaro has is an intriguing talent as he has size, but plays with a skill set of a wide receiver. If Amaro is able to take the next step he can add another dimension to the already talent Jets offense. The 2016 season is surely make or break for Amaro because if the production does not match the potential the Jets will surely be looking to address the tight end position again next offseason.

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