NY Jets: 10 bold, optimistic predictions for the 2021 season

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NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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4. NY Jets QB Zach Wilson passes for 4,000 yards

In the modern-day NFL, a team almost needs to pass for 4,000 yards in order to have a chance at a playoff run. Five of the last 10 Super Bowls were won by players with at least 4,000 passing yards.

Nine of the previous 10 had a quarterback who passed for at least 4,000 yards compete in the big game.

Needless to say, it's been a quarterback's league for quite a while. If the Jets want to be competitive, they're going to need Zach Wilson to effectively throw the ball.

For this prediction, he not just slings it, but slings it well enough to be the first quarterback in Jets history since Joe Namath to eclipse the 4,000-yard mark.

Wilson is perfectly set up for success as well. Elijah Moore, Denzel Mims, Corey Davis, Jamison Crowder, and Keelan Cole make up his receiving corps, giving him plenty of reliable, playmaking hands to target.

His offensive line received a much-needed upgrade, which could further increase the chances of Wilson hitting 4,000 on the year.

Since we're on the topic of offensive line...