1. Ryan inherits a very good defense
Ryan’s work with the Jets defense has never come into question. After piecing together a top-five caliber unit in each of his six seasons with Gang Green, Ryan now inherits the second-ranked defense DVOA in the NFL, first against the pass and fourth against the run.
The defensive line boasts Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams, and will return linebacker Kirk Alonso in 2015. Jerry Hughes is an impending free agent, but will be a crucial piece the team should try to bring back.