A recent article on NFL.com had a “worst-to-first chances” for teams in 2018 to bounce back from losing seasons. The New York Jets were deemed to have no hope whatsoever.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. The New York Jets both historically and recently are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I get it and have been getting it for decades now. The truth of the matter is, the Jets haven’t had any stability when it comes to quarterbacks, coaching staffs, or general managers.
Until they get these three key areas locked down for long periods of time, they’ll always be on the outside looking in. For now, it looks like the Jets are trying to finally address these top three areas to hopefully bring consistent results in the future.
The Jets have a young quarterback they’re grooming for the future in Sam Darnold, have stuck by head coach Todd Bowles, and the organization believes in general manager Mike Maccagnan to continue building this roster from the bottom up.
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Unfortunately, not everything will be sunshine and flowers for the Jets heading into the upcoming season. It’s not expected they’ll be a great team, let alone a playoff contender after posting their second straight 5-11 losing season.
In an article written by Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, he believes the Jets have virtually no chance of winning the AFC East due to many factors. Here’s what he had to say:
The Jets remain in the process of a rebuild, and there are question marks on both sides of the ball. Example: Gang Green’s projected starting tight end this season? Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give it up for Chris Herndon! Unfortunately, eight wins probably won’t be enough to unseat those pesky Patriots, who have won the division 487 years in a row.
Ouch! Don’t get me wrong, I’m quick to dissect the Jets and analyze things whether they’re good or bad but this might be a bit premature to say in the grand scheme of things. Yes, the Jets are still rebuilding but there is still a full season of football yet to be played to see where everything falls into place.
While it’s likely the Jets won’t be making the playoffs in 2018, they should be able to bounce back from last season considering they’ve added some good talent this offseason at key areas of the team. From new offensive weapons, a solid draft class, and a true No. 1 cornerback highlighting free agency, the Jets should be a better team than last season and again, one never knows what can happen once the regular season arrives.
Jets fans should continue to have hope since the wheels are in motion to build a playoff contending team for the future. Could it be 2018? Your guess is as good as mine but things aren’t so gloomy this time around since at least for now, the Jets have good pieces in place to improve their chances of winning more football games. Plus they have a new quarterback in town who for all we know, can finally be the answer to our dreams.