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Jace Amaro | Tight End | #88

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYJ
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ESPN's Rich Cimini believes Jets TE Jace Amaro is "entering a make-or-break season."
It is a difficult point to argue. A second-round pick in 2014, Amaro struggled with drops as a rookie before missing all of last season with a torn labrum. The Jets reportedly prioritized upgrading the tight end spot this offseason, but they have yet to make any additions. That could change in the draft, but this is a disappointing class and even elite tight end prospects struggle to make an early impact. After the Jets were forced to essentially play without a tight end last season, Amaro should at least be given the opportunity for a big role. Apr 21 - 8:48 AM
Source: ESPN

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The Newark Star-Ledger believes TE Jace Amaro has a chance to make a 2016 impact.

The Jets haven’t done anything at tight end in free agency to this point, leaving Amaro as the in-house favorite for targets. Amaro struggled with drops as a rookie and missed all of 2015, so his role isn't guaranteed even if a veteran isn’t signed. The Jets have been linked to Scott Chandler, but have yet to schedule a visit.
Mar 26 - 5:19 PM

The Jets plan to make upgrading at tight end an offseason priority.

Jets OC Chan Gailey oversaw Scott Chandler's big-TD years in Buffalo, and coached Tony Gonzalez in Kansas City before that. Per ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini, Gang Green is "not going to kiss it off or sit around and wait for Jace Amaro to develop." The organization seems to have grown frustrated with its slow-developing tight end. Amaro also wasn't drafted by the current GM.
Feb 21 - 6:57 PM

According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, Jace Amaro's teammates "are skeptical" that he'll ever be effective at the NFL level.

Amaro's first two NFL seasons have gone about as poorly as one could imagine. He struggled mightily to learn the playbook as a rookie, then went out and dropped a bunch of the targets he did get, and didn't play a down in 2015 after suffering a torn labrum in his shoulder in the preseason opener. Amaro has a lot to prove this offseason. The former No. 49 overall pick isn't guaranteed a roster spot despite the Jets getting nothing from their tight ends in 2015.
Feb 19 - 11:47 AM

Jets placed TE Jace Amaro (shoulder surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The 23-year-old tight end has a torn labrum. He suffered the injury in the Jets' preseason opener. It's a bitterly disappointing end to what needed to be a big season for a player who underwhelmed as a rookie. Now Amaro will enter his third camp next summer on the hot seat after being the No. 49 overall pick of last year's draft. Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the next men up on the depth chart. It's a sorry group. Amaro is an end-of-bench type in Dynasty leagues.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Jets TE Jace Amaro's recovery from a sprained shoulder is going slower than expected.

"Every day it’s been getting better. It’s just a really slow process," said Amaro. "It’s just frustrating. I just want to get out there and be able to play." Originally expected back for the regular season opener, it now appears Amaro could miss regular season games.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:24:00 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said second-year tight end Jace Amaro is "on the hot seat."

Cimini added that Amaro has "a lot to prove after a so-so rookie season." Unfortunately there isn't much Amaro can do to improve his stock while he's out with a sprained shoulder. Red flags were raised a few weeks ago when Amaro was listed as the third-string tight end on the Jets' preseason depth chart.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Jace Amaro suffered a shoulder sprain in Friday's preseason opener.

He's listed as week to week. The missed time is a setback for Amaro's chances of taking on a bigger role. Amaro should resume H-back duties in OC Chan Gailey's offense when healthy.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Jace Amaro exited the Jets' preseason opener with a shoulder injury.

Amaro appeared to suffer the injury around halftime and was immediately ruled out for the game, which is never a great sign. He finished Thursday night's game without a catch. Amaro led all rookie tight ends in receiving in 2014.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Jets OC Chan Gailey downplayed the significance of Jace Amaro being listed as a third-stringer on the team's initial camp depth chart.

Gailey stated Amaro was listed No. 3 behind Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis simply because the Jets don't list "H-back" -- Amaro's position -- as a separate position on the website depth chart. Amaro does have a chance to play a significant role in Gailey's spread-style offense, perhaps a la Scott Chandler when Chandler was Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick's tight end in Buffalo.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Jace Amaro is listed as the Jets' third-team tight end on their initial training camp depth chart.

He's behind starter Jeff Cumberland and blocking specialist Kellen Davis. Amaro wasn't impressive in the spring, according to onlookers, and we haven't read anything noteworthy about him since camp opened. It's not a good start to Amaro's sophomore campaign, but he has plenty of time to climb the ranks. Cumberland and Davis don't have the pass-catching upside of Amaro.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:00:00 PM

The Jets will use second-year TE Jace Amaro as an H-back.

Jeff Cumberland projects to fill in as the traditional inline tight end. Amaro has the athleticism to move around the formation and make plays with the ball in his hands. But he'll need to show in camp that he's corrected his drops issue that plagued him as a rookie. If so, Amaro has a chance to catch 50-60 passes in OC Chan Gailey's spread. Amaro hurt his back at OTAs and missed minicamp.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:04:00 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini does not see second-year TE Jace Amaro as a "60-catch tight end."

Cimini has been underwhelmed by Amaro at practice, saying he needs to cut down on his drops and play with more urgency. Cimini said in May he thought Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in his second season, but minicamp must have changed his mind. Amaro turned 38 receptions into 345 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie year.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 10:20:00 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes second-year TE Jace Amaro "could make a nice leap forward" in new OC Chan Gailey's offense.

Cimini confirms Gailey is going to run spread, and Amaro played in a spread at Texas Tech before struggling in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense last year. We don't anticipate Amaro jumping into the top-ten fantasy tight ends as a sophomore, but he certainly could become a viable matchup-based streamer. Amaro is 6-foot-5, 265. He ran 4.6-flat at his pre-draft Pro Day.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, May 17, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Jace Amaro dropped six passes on 52 targets last year, the second-highest percentage in the NFL.

Only Lamar Miller had a worse drop rate. Amaro's head was spinning as he went from Texas Tech's spread offense to Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system and he finished with just 38-345-2. Now he has to learn another system, but Chan Gailey's spread scheme fits Amaro's skill set much better. As the clear-cut starter and a playmaker who needs to be detached from the line, there's TE2 appeal here. A higher comfort level should result in fewer drops for Amaro.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 08:56:00 AM

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3Luke Marquardt
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