NY Jets offensive grades for Week 3 loss to Patriots

The Jets offense did not receive good grades in Week 3
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NY Jets offensive line

I mean, again, this is tough to accurately grade. They finished 32nd again in Pass Block Win Rate (PBWR) and 26th in Run Block Win Rate (RBWR).

However, it's hard to criticize this unit when everyone in America knows what the Jets are doing offensively. They will run on early downs to set up third and short for Wilson. The defense packs that box with seven or more defenders early, then comes after the quarterback in third and long.

Another thing this week was the shuffling of the unit due to the Duane Brown injury. Mekhi Becton moved from right tackle to left tackle, Alijah Vera-Tucker from right guard to right tackle, and Joe Tippmann got his first start, out of position, at right guard.

Laken Tomlinson had a bounce-back game, finishing first among all guards in pass block win rate. Also, center Connor McGovern finished 7th in run block win rate among centers, and tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker finished 7th in run block win rate amongst all tackles.

Additionally, they did allow a 41% pressure rate, which is not good by any stretch, but much of it had to do with Zach Wilson just holding the ball too long. I counted at least three separate instances where Wilson actually ran into the pressure himself that wasn't there originally.

I also counted many other instances where Wilson had over four seconds to throw the football on third-down plays. However, he wouldn't pull the trigger, scramble into pressure, and then get hit as he threw it away. All of those plays count as pressure against the offensive line, but they did their job.

I think a competent quarterback helps this unit out. They aren't great, heck, they aren't very good. Injuries are already impacting the unit, but if a defense can't stack the box and a quarterback can get it quickly and consistently, this could be an average group. They showed that this week.

Grade: B