The NY Jets can learn one major concept from both teams that are in Super Bowl 50. It’s so simple that if followed, it would yield incredible results for the future.
The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are set to face off in the big game. With a ton of coverage these past few weeks, every angle you can think of being discussed, it all comes down to two of the best teams of the year battling it out for their chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy.
When it comes to the Jets, they had a chance to make some noise in the NFL Playoffs last season. All the cards aligned just right for them to control their own ticket into the postseason. All they had to do was “win and get in” against their AFC East rival Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately as we all know, the Jets fell flat and lost. Plus to add more insult to injury, it was against their ex-head coach Rex Ryan.
No matter what anyone says, I truly believe last season was a success for the Jets. They went 10-6 compared to their 4-12 of last season and overachieved in their first year under a brand new leadership regime.
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One major theme the Jets can take away from both the Panthers and Broncos that has really plagued this team for decades now is not having a true franchise quarterback that is elite enough to carry this team to greater heights.
The Jets came very close but in the end, failed to have that one consistent quarterback that lasted for more than a decade in bringing results year in, year out. Or at the very least, a truly dynamic game-changing quarterback that got better every passing season.
Looking at Peyton Manning and Cam Newton respectively, anyone can easily see the impact they bring to their teams. Whether it’s a pure gunslinger like Manning or a hybrid dual-threat kind of athlete like Newton, these are two quarterbacks that have consistently improved over time and put their teams in a position to win plenty of football games.
Both teams over the course of the past few years were also smart enough to continue building support around their franchise quarterbacks. Whether it was bringing in better offensive linemen or receiving targets, it all comes down to who is under center and what play-makers around him can push the envelope to get to where they are now.
Overall, the Jets need to finally have their franchise quarterback in place and committed to push this team to its true potential. Whether it’s Geno Smith, Bryce Petty or someone in the future, the time is now to look at the success of both Super Bowl 50 teams and realize it all comes down to who is quarterback. Hopefully the cards align sometime in the future that the Jets can finally enjoy major success with having a franchise quarterback established and ready to take care of business.