NY Jets Schedule: 4 potential primetime games in 2021

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4. The NY Jets could play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on primetime

Tom Brady has played more games against the Jets than any other team in his illustrious 21-year career. With a career record of 29-7 against Gang Green, he will be looking to win game No. 30 this year.

The Jets are set to play host to the defending Super Bowl champions at some point during the season, and why not make it a primetime game?

Brady hasn't shown many signs of slowing down, but this very well might be the last meeting between the future Hall of Famer and the Jets.

Seeing as though the Jets might not play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another four years, there's a good chance that this will be Brady's final game against the team he's seen the most during his NFL career.

Even aside from the Brady storyline, there's also the return of Todd Bowles to East Rutherford. Bowles helped captain one of the league's best defenses in 2020 and he will be coaching his first game against the Jets since his firing a few years ago.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will surely receive their fair share of primetime games in 2021. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, defending Super Bowl champions — it's a perfect storm for national attention.

And if the NFL wants to see Brady take on his longtime rivals for perhaps the last time, this is definitely a game that could receive a primetime slot.