The New York Jets ended 2019 red hot, here’s why they’ll use that as a ‘launching pad’ for 2020 to continue their success on and off the field!
The New York Jets finished the second half of their season 6-2, the second-best record in the NFL only behind the Baltimore Ravens (8-0).
Although if they would’ve started out that hot, they would’ve ended their playoff drought in 2019. The Jets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season.
Although taking a look back at how the season unfolded it all started when the green and white lost unceremoniously to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. Then the team lost quarterback Sam Darnold to a bout of mononucleosis later that week. Throughout the first half of the season, the Jets’ issues would continue.
Then it all ended where it started vs the Buffalo Bills.
With Week 17 in the books, the green and white finished up 7-9 and did better than last year, which is a sign that once healthy, this rebuilding team could reach the next level.
The team has several missing pieces:
- A quality receiver or two.
- At least two more offensive linemen.
But if they can add that through free agency, trade, and the 2020 NFL Draft they could quickly evolve into contenders.
On Monday Jets’ general manager Joe Douglas said that the 6-2 finish to the 2019 season “wasn’t luck” and the plan is to use that strong finish as a “launching pad” into 2020.
It won’t be easy for the Jets to turn it around.
In the AFC East alone the Jets will face two playoff teams (New England and Buffalo) twice and the Miami Dolphins who have 3 first-round draft choices.
Outside of the division, the Jets will square off against the NFC and AFC western divisions that boast a bevy of contenders.
Although teams change every year so there’s no use in fretting about the level of the perceived difficulty in January.