NY Jets fans have theories about what caused Friday's earthquake

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Residents of New York and New Jersey were greeted with an earth-shaking surprise on Friday morning. No, it wasn't the sound of Breece Hall rumbling through defenders nor was it the sound of Aaron Rodgers taking the field at MetLife Stadium.

It was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck about five miles north of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey at around 10:23 am ET. Reports suggest tremors were felt as far north as Maine and as far south as Virginia.

Although it was quite small in comparison, an event like this is understandably new territory for a lot of northeasterners who might not be used to the ground shaking beneath their feet. But, as always, the internet was quick to fire off some jokes.

NY Jets fans on social media were no exception. Jets fans reacted to Friday's earthquake with some of their own comical theories about what may have actually caused the natural disaster to occur. Here's a look at some of the best explanations:

NY Jets are hoping for a seismic shift in team success in 2024

The Jets shook up their roster this offseason, adding the likes of Tyron Smith, Mike Williams, and Haason Reddick, among others, with the goal of competing for the Super Bowl in 2024.

The aftershock of Aaron Rodgers' torn Achilles last season is still being felt around the organization, but the hope is that Rodgers could return healthy in 2024 and lead the Jets to the promised land.

Rodgers will be paired with a new-look offensive line, a revamped receiving corps, and arguably an even better defense. It's hard to put into words the magnitude of the improvements the Jets have made this offseason.

The additions of Smith, Morgan Moses, and John Simpson help revamp an offensive line that was at fault for many of the Jets' issues last season. The hope now is that said faulty line has been fixed.

Of course, reaching the heights of the Super Bowl would be quite the seismic shift after 13 consecutive seasons of playoff-less football. Still, Jets fans are optimistic that Florham Park will be the epicenter of a new era of Jets football in 2024.

As the dust settles from both the earthquake and the Jets' offseason triumphs, one thing is certain — this team is leaving a seismic wake in the NFL landscape, leaving fans shaking with excitement. Stay safe out there, folks.