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Coffee with the Jets: Predicting the final 2017 record

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Jun 13, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) quarterback Bryce Petty (9) and quarterback Josh McCown (15) run drills during mini camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2017; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) quarterback Bryce Petty (9) and quarterback Josh McCown (15) run drills during mini camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
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A loyal reader asks for a final prediction of how many wins and losses the New York Jets will have this upcoming season. Time to analyze over an iced cup of coffee.

The New York Jets have had quite the offseason, to say the least. From a good 2017 NFL Draft class to shocking player cuts, the Jets have hit everything from the spectrum of the expected to the unexpected. It’s hard to tell if they’re done just yet but at least for now, players have gone through OTAs and now mandatory minicamp.

Many writers and analysts across the football world believe the Jets are completely and utterly doomed this upcoming season. Some think they might go 0-16 and others realistically see this team winning just a few football games if that.

In case you didn’t know, my Coffee with the Jets series are questions submitted by my loyal readers in which I answer right here on The Jet Press. This edition brings a question from Mario via Twitter:

What's your record prediction for this season Luis?

— Mario Tovar (@RaiderRamble) June 8, 2017

Thanks for your question, Mario! I believe the Jets aren’t tanking the season by trying to lose every game in order to secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. If anything, a lot of the younger players will treat 2017 as a huge opportunity to prove their worth and silence all the critics.

Ultimately, the Jets are capable of winning anywhere between three to five football games only because of some big questions marks when it comes to their situations at quarterback, defensive secondary, wide receiver, and of course, coaching.

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If the Jets get lucky and can get every single player to believe and buy in that they won’t give up and play every single down with 110 percent effort, they should win even more football games.

Head coach Todd Bowles can’t afford to have his team quit on him again like it was evident last season with players having clean uniforms at the end of a game and coordinators making boneheaded decisions on the gridiron.

Either way, this team is far from being a playoff contender but I don’t see it being as bad as everyone believes it will be.

Expect to see the Jets win five or so games in 2017 and if things come together earlier than expected in the aforementioned problem areas, it could easily be six, maybe even seven wins at most.

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