3. The NY Jets win a playoff game
C.J. Mosley told us before last season that making the playoffs was the goal of the 2022 season. Despite a colossal collapse at the end, this goal was a very possible reality up until the second-to-last week of the season.
Everyone in the front office is undoubtedly thinking about this goal right now as Joe Douglas attends the NFL Combine, but are they taking it one step further?
The common narrative is that a competent QB would've led the Jets to a playoff game and that an elite passer the ilk of Patrick Mahomes isn't necessary for this current roster to compete.
If that is indeed the case, then the goal this year should be having a roster that would win that playoff game with a competent QB at the helm.
Naturally, it's fair to expect a lot of these young pieces to get better. While the jury may be out on whether or not the 2022 NFL Draft class will experience sophomore slumps, someone like Quinnen Williams, who is 25 and coming off his best season as a pro, shows no practical reason to randomly slow down his production.
During the Douglas/Saleh Era, the team has been able to increase its win totals in both years. If they make the moves this offseason to continue this trend, then there is no reason to believe next year's QB1 can't get a win in January — regardless of who it is.