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Top 3 things Jets fans should be thankful for in 2018

By Luis Tirado Jr.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 18: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival Presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 18: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival Presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 18: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival Presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 18: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival Presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Thanksgiving is upon us as here are the top three things New York Jets fans should be grateful for in 2018.

Heading into Thanksgiving this year, it hasn’t been a good season for our beloved New York Jets. They are 3-7 after coming off their bye week as it’s looking like another losing season for Gang Green.

It’s that time of year where playoff hopes are dwindling away faster than a New York minute as all Jets fans have to look forward to is food and making great memories. You know, being with friends, family, and well, other Jets fans to share in this misery for yet another straight season of disappointment.

Thanksgiving week has the Jets at home ready to face the red-hot New England Patriots in MetLife Stadium. The Jets will probably lose this game but hey, at least fans can hope for the best and at least see a competitive game.

Here are the top three things Jets fans should be grateful for this year as there are at least a few good things worth smiling about. There aren’t many, but it is what it is.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of atmosphere as seen during the Heineken Green Room during Vulture Festival presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

3. Alcohol

Make no mistake about it, alcohol is truly something to be grateful for when you’re a Jets fan. Whether you’re tailgating, at a party, or just at home watching this team play uninspired and terrible football, alcohol can help deal with everything.

Personally, when I see the Jets trailing at the half of a football game, they’re likely not coming back. This is usually the time I crack open an ice cold Heineken and just starting thinking about next year’s NFL Draft.

Come Thanksgiving time, nothing makes me happier than watching better teams play with family and friends while also drinking discussing why I’m still a Jets fan. Trust me, I get asked this each and every year at the dinner table.

Whether you love a rum and coke, Heineken, or just drinking liquor straight out the bottle because you’re tired of seeing the same face by Todd Bowles on the sideline, drink up! Alcohol is something to forever be grateful for when you’re a Jets fan.

Next: 2. A future franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold

2. A future franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold

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Finally! After decades of terrible players the Jets claimed to call quarterbacks, it looks like they finally got it right. For once, the Jets have a future franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold who looks like he could be the real deal for many years to come.

So far this season, the rookie has shown signs of brilliance but a lot of growing pains along the way. It doesn’t help his cause due to the lack of talent around him but over the next few years, the Jets should be able to build nicely around him.

Darnold is a consummate professional on and off the field and is adjusting to life well in the city that never sleeps. This kid has superstar written all over him and well, that is something Jets fans should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

He’s accurate, is ahead of his development, and has the leadership qualities needed to thrive throughout his career. Expect some incredible memories in the future from #14.

Next: 1. Jamal Adams hopefully going to his first Pro Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 07: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the Denver Broncos during the second half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 07: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the Denver Broncos during the second half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

1. Jamal Adams hopefully going to his first Pro Bowl

Voting has begun! Safety Jamal Adams is on the Pro Bowl ballot as it’s important that Jets fans blitz the polls to get #33 on his way. Last offseason, Adams vowed to never miss a Pro Bowl again as hopefully, he’ll get enough votes to be eligible to represent the Jets in this game.

So far this season, Adams has been consistent and one of the only few bright spots on the team. He’s a vocal leader that is passionate about winning above everything else. Let me tell you, if the Jets had more players that acted and played like Adams, they wouldn’t be where they are right now.

Adams is one of the top safeties so far this year in the NFL and will only continue to get better over time. So far in his sophomore season, Adams has 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception, the first of his career.

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At least the Jets have a high quality, above average player on defense in Adams, right? That right there is probably the best thing to be thankful for this year since he’s been nothing short of excellent for the Jets week in, week out.

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