Why the NY Jets must take play calling away from Nathaniel Hackett

It's time for Robert Saleh to take control of his team and start holding people accountable
NY Jets, Nathaniel Hackett
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The Nathaniel Hackett experiment needs to come to an end. Now.

The NY Jets' offense has been nothing short of embarrassing this season, with even their star players at a loss for words following Sunday night's stinker against the Raiders, dropping the team to 4-5.

Although many want to point the finger directly at Zach Wilson, and rightfully so, as he is just as bad, the team has no alternatives there, with just Tim Boyle and Trevor Siemian on the roster to replace him. Hackett can be replaced and should be, before next week's game if this franchise wants to be serious.

Nathaniel Hackett's historically bad offense

Let's get this straight — this 2023 Jets offense hasn't just been bad, they've been a historical abnormality. It's been abysmal since Week 1 and has been lifted to four wins by the otherworldly defense, not because of it.

The Jets are currently the worst team in the entire Super Bowl era on third down, converting just 25 percent of the time. Even the New York Giants, literally playing without an NFL quarterback the last three weeks, have converted 30 percent!

In terms of points per game, the Jets have managed to somehow score 16 points per game, 30th out of 32 teams. They've also only scored 10.3 points per game in their last three games, all winnable contests after the bye week when the offense was supposed to be getting cleaned up.

They rank 29th in yards per game, 32nd in touchdowns per game, 32nd in red zone scoring percentage (22.7 percent), 31st in expected points per game, 30th in passing yards per game, 29th in yards per attempt per game, and 32nd in passing touchdowns per game.

It's been nothing short of embarrassing from start to finish across every statistical category one can point to when discussing an offensive coordinator. Even their rushing yards per game have fallen to 18th in the NFL after topping out at ninth just four weeks ago.