Week 15: NY Jets @ Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins revamped on offense this offseason, giving second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa dozens of weapons. New York’s secondary is surely going to have their work cut out for them in Florida if they want any shot to win this game.
Unfortunately, Miami might be playing for a shot at the playoffs, while the Jets may not. Saleh may lead a much more competitive football team by this point compared to last year, but it is not enough to win the season series.
Prediction: Loss (5-9)
Week 16: NY Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Here is yet another “what if” matchup for the Jets. Imagine a world where the Jets did not miraculously beat the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns late last season and blow their shot at Trevor Lawrence.
Oh, how things might have turned out different.
Well, that is not the case. This is going to be Zach Wilson’s biggest stage of his young career, as he will need to prove to Jets fans they got the better quarterback in front of his home crowd. Luckily, his teammates will too, as they get the best of Urban Meyer in this one.
Prediction: Win (6-9)
Week 17: NY Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At the end of the day, this will not be pretty.
The Buccaneers retained everyone from their Super Bowl-winning season, and of course, are led by the Jet killer Tom Brady. In other words, the Buccaneers are going to leave MetLife Stadium starting the year 2022 on a high note.
Prediction: Loss (6-10)
Week 18: NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills
There are two possible scenarios here. The first is that the Bills may not get anything out of winning this game and rest their starters. The other is that this is a must-win game they are playing in front of their home fans.
Gang Green is going to be a competitive team week in and week out as long as Robert Saleh is the head coach of this team. Even so, the Bills are a team built to win now, and the last thing they would want is to lose any momentum heading into the playoffs.
Final record prediction: Loss (6-11)
Until the 2021 NFL regular season finally kicks off, one can speculate how the Jets will do as much as they want.
Although, one thing for certain is that for the first time in years, Jets fans will be looking forward to their team playing their hearts out every Sunday.