Ranking Top 5 QBs the NY Jets will face in 2024 season

The Jets will play a selection of the league's top quarterbacks.
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The NY Jets can turn their lackluster 2023 season into a positive when they look at their 2024 schedule. Rather than facing off against other contenders, the Jets will link up against the rest of the third-place teams in the AFC.

The Jets will need to get through an AFC that is as deep as it has ever been if they want to finally break through and reverse decades of futility. Aaron Rodgers will need to validate his elite status and win multiple aerial duels against other elite quarterbacks in the conference.

The Jets' schedule provides multiple opportunities for some must-watch games against the best quarterbacks in the game. Now that New York can go punch for punch for these signal-callers, fans should expect a more competitive product on the field.

Ranking Top 5 QBs the NY Jets will face in 2024

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5. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

Lawrence had the Jaguars on pace to coast to a division title before he started to get banged up and the offense melted into slop around him. Lawrence has already beaten Saleh's Jets in the past, and the Jags' new-look receiving corps could be a big challenge for the Jets in a road game.

4. Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers

Purdy may not be a better quarterback than Rodgers (looking at you, CBS) due to his limited arm talent, but his efficiency and accuracy were almost good enough to win a Super Bowl. Kyle Shanahan will come armed with a terrific plan of attack to take down his former defensive coordinator.

3. CJ Stroud, Houston Texans

Stroud may have struggled in the Jets' matchup against Houston last year, but he torched the NFL rookie passing record book for a reason. With Sauce Gardner's most difficult assignment in Stefon Diggs joining this offense, the Texans will have more teeth this time around.

2. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

Stafford will be able to flash his Super Bowl ring in the Jets' face when they face off, and the combination of the ageless wonder's arm and his 1-2 punch of Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua could stretch the stout New York defense to breaking point.

1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen has struggled against the Jets more than he has against the rest of the AFC, but New York will have their hands full trying to slow him down once again. The Bills got rid of some of the fat on their roster around Allen, but the MVP candidate will push this defense.