The New York Jets may not be in the NFL playoffs in 2020, but they’re present in another way. Here are all the details on how they’re represented.
It’s January which means it’s time for the NFL playoffs. Unfortunately, the New York Jets for the ninth consecutive season are NOT in the postseason.
But that doesn’t mean they aren’t represented.
As a matter of fact, the green and white are well represented in this year’s NFL playoffs.
On the AFC side:
Kansas City Chiefs: veteran cornerback Mo Claiborne and former first-round pick linebacker Darron Lee, and finally defensive tackle Mike Pennel.
Tennessee Titans: wide receiver and special teams ace Kalif Raymond and don’t forget about tight end, Anthony Firkser.
On the NFC side:
Seattle Seahawks: fullback Nick Bellore (former New York Jets linebacker and special teams stud), former Pro Bowl kicker Jason Myers, and quarterback Geno Smith.
Minnesota Vikings (have been eliminated): guard Dakota Dozier.
On top of the former New York Jets players that are sprinkled throughout NFL playoff rosters, there is also a strong contingency of coaches that once wore the green and white.
In the pacific northwest, there’s Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Also on the NFC side is Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Finally, on the AFC side, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and staying in the AFC South Tennessee Titans wide receiver’s coach Rob Moore was once a supplemental first-round draft choice of the Jets back in 1990.
It’s cool to see so many former New York Jets in the playoffs, but fans would much rather see their team playing in January. Currently Gang Green owns the third-longest active playoff drought (9 seasons since the last appearance) in the league only behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12 seasons since the last appearance) and the Cleveland Browns (17 seasons since the last appearance).