TDT Preseason NFL Power Rankings No. 32: New York Jets
With very few bright spots on their roster, expect a long season for the New York Jets.
If you’re a New York Jets fan and you’re looking for some good news, you have come to the wrong place. But, if you want the truth, I’m your guy. The Jets simply are not a good football team and it’s rather easy to see why. They finished with a 5-11 record last season, good for dead last in the AFC East, as expected. He’s what you can expect from the Jets in the 2017-18 NFL season.
What We Like: The Jets defensive front is their biggest point of strength heading into the upcoming season. In fact, it may be their only point of strength. Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson are both Pro Bowl caliber players. Wilkerson didn’t show that last season, however, so he’ll need to back up that hefty contract the Jets gave him in 2017. Leonard Williams came on strong last season, racking up seven sacks, on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate.
What We Hate: The team lost more talent this offseason than Mariah Carey lost in her demise. Their two best wide receivers, Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall? Gone. Offensive linemen Nick Mangold and Ryan Clady? Gone. Their top cornerback Darrelle Revis? Gone. Starting linebacker David Harris? Bye bye. I’m sure those guys are singing praises right now because nobody wants to be a New York Jet right now. And can you blame them?
Offensive MVP: WR Quincy Enunwa With Marshall and Decker now out of the picture, it’s time for Enunwa to slide into the role of a No. 1 receiver. Whether he can actually do that or not, is still up in the air. But, he has the physical tools to thrive in that role. Last year, he caught 58 passes for 857 yards and four touchdowns. Expect him to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in 2017 with more targets.
Defensive MVP: S Jamal Adams I know he’s just a rookie, but Jamal Adams is the real deal. The Jets have spent early draft picks on the secondary a lot recently, but they have not panned out. I fully expect Adams to pan out and do so rather early in his career. He’s a phenomenal athlete with a high motor and football I.Q. I would not be surprised if he won Defensive Rookie of the Year this season.
Season Outlook: Let’s be real. The Jets don’t stand a fighter’s chance in the 2017-18 season. They are, in my opinion, easily the worst team in the NFL heading into the season. There are so many holes that they have yet to fill and they will get exposed week after week. This is Christian Hackenberg’s year to step up at quarterback, but I just don’t think he’s ready. Especially with the limited offensive weapons he has, this season will be more of an uphill climb. It’s one thing to have just a lack of talent. It’s another thing to have a lack of talent and a lack of chemistry. At least be trash as a unit. The Jets might as well fast forward to the 2018-19 season.
3-13, 4th in the AFC East