Madden NFL 19 rankings have been released, and New York Jets fans may not be too happy about them.
As if the New York Jets didn’t need any more motivation, the latest Madden NFL 19 rankings hit them where it hurts. The Madden NFL 19 rankings were released this week, and the Jets are the lowest ranked team in the game. With their 72 overall rating, even the 0-16 Cleveland Browns have a higher ranking than the Jets.
Specific player rankings for the Jets have not been made available yet, but the rest the AFC division has been released. The New England Patriots have the 2nd highest rated team in the NFL at 84 overall. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills are tied up with equal rankings at 74 overall.
This is not the first time the Jets have been put in this light, though. Mike Clay of ESPN already tweeted his projections for the 2019 NFL Draft order. The Jets had the No. 1 overall pick on that list, obviously meaning that they would have the worst record in the league for this upcoming season. The media has certainly been tough on the Jets for the past two seasons.
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Rich Cimini of ESPN recently released an article explaining how the Jets wide receivers are ready to prove the critics wrong:
“Everybody says, ‘Oh, the Jets don’t have the weapons’ or whatever,” Enunwa said. “I’m excited to show them we have the guys who can make plays. I think it’ll be a good season for us if we’re all healthy and doing what we’re supposed to do.”
While the Jets only had five wins in the 2017 season, it still was an overachievement based on what the public expected. They added players through free agency such as Trumaine Johnson, Isaiah Crowell, Avery Williamson, and Spencer Long. While those additions to the team should help improve the product on the field in 2018, the public perception of the Jets seems to have not changed.
If the Jets roster was looking for extra motivation, they have found it with Madden’s rankings being released. It will be up to the players and coaching staff to outperform expectations once again in 2018. Therefore, when Madden does their numerous roster updates throughout the year, the Jets will climb up the rankings.