The NY Jets season is officially over. They fell to the Dolphins 11-6 to end their season with six consecutive losses. Let’s take a look at some of the studs and duds from this week’s game.
Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets - STUD
Garrett Wilson has been the Jets' entire offense in recent weeks. This past week was no different. Wilson was targeted 17 times and had nine catches for 89 yards. He finished the season with over 80 catches and over 1,100 yards.
Wilson should be the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year, especially considering the quarterbacks he had throwing him the ball. Wilson received a 91.0 grade from Pro Football Focus.
Jeremy Ruckert, TE, NY Jets - STUD
Despite only having one catch for eight yards, Jeremy Ruckert had a productive game. Ruckert showed some real run-blocking skills. He lined up in many different spots, including fullback, and had success as a run blocker everywhere.
It makes you wonder why he did not have this role earlier. With the Jets running game struggles, having someone like him would have helped. Ruckert had an 87.9 run-blocking grade from PFF.
Bryce Huff, EDGE, NY Jets - STUD
Although he did not play many snaps — only 12 — Bryce Huff just finds ways to make an impact. In only 11 pass rush snaps, Huff recorded three hurries and a quarterback hit.
Huff now heads to restricted free agency, where he will hopefully be brought back and have a bigger role next season. Huff had an impressive 90.7 defensive grade from PFF.
Running Game, NY Jets - DUD
The Jets only had 38 rushing yards in the game combined from Zonovan Knight, Ty Johnson, and Michael Carter. Even with the makeshift offensive line, the Jets needed more from the running game to have a chance in this game.
Throwing the ball to Garrett Wilson was pretty much the only way the Jets got offense and he can only take you so far.
Coaching, NY Jets - DUD
No matter the circumstances, the way the Jets closed this season was unacceptable. They did not score a single touchdown over the final three games of the season and only scored 15 total points. It’s important to point out that for two of those games, they were still in playoff contention.
Mike LaFleur is now on the hot seat, although after Robert Saleh’s press conference, it seems more likely the staff stays in place with a veteran quarterback and coach brought in to try and straighten things out.