NY Jets Schedule: 4 potential primetime games in 2021

NY Jets, Sam Darnold
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NY Jets, Trevor Lawrence
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2. The NY Jets could play the Jacksonville Jaguars on primetime

This one should be obvious. The Jacksonville Jaguars and NY Jets held the top two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and they each used their selections to add rookie quarterbacks.

Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson will be compared to each other for the entirety of their respective careers. As will always be the case when you have a draft class where two quarterbacks are selected with the top two picks.

And in a stroke of luck, it just so happens that Lawrence and Wilson are set to face off in their very first year in the league. The NFL will likely be excited about the potential to air this game to a national audience.

This game screams Thursday Night Football.

It's easy to see the NFL making the Jets/Jaguars meeting an early-season primetime game, perhaps as soon as Week 1. After all, Lawrence and Wilson are the only two rookie quarterbacks that are essentially guaranteed a starting job.

Unlike some of the other games on this list, there's only one major storyline to focus on. Unless you include the inevitable brotherly showdown between Quinnen and Quincy Williams.

This game would be all about Lawrence vs. Wilson. No. 1 vs. No. 2. This one seems like a no-brainer.