As we have talked about during the bye, the Jets have been a bi-polar team. The Jets have had their highs, and their lows, and very little in between. This game in Seattle sets up as a game where we could see either end as well. The Jets history bares it out.
On the one hand, the Jets have never lost to a rookie QB in the Rex Ryan era(week before the bye doesn’t count since Tannehill played one series). The Jets have been perfect in three plus years against rookie QBs. That is exactly what we have this week, in taking on Russell Wilson.
On the other hand, the Jets have been terrible in heading to the west coast during the Rex Ryan era. We all have seen them head out west, Oakland especially, and look just horrible. Remember watching Darren McFadden run past our guys like they weren’t even there? I do. That’s how the Jets have been out west. Add to that a trip to Century Link field, one of, if not the loudest stadium in the league, and this could be trouble for our New York Jets.
Finally, as I looked over the last three years, the Jets have never faced a rookie quarterback on the west coast. Any trip to the west has been to face a veteran quarterback. So, we don’t have any direct data to look at and compare this upcoming game to.
Will the team that beats up rookie QBs show up? Will the team that loses on the west coast show up? We will find out together, soon enough.