NFL season preview: New York Jets

The New York Jets are a team that has struggled mightily for the past decade, and have gone through more QB's that most teams in the league, but with good drafting and a few decent free agent periods by General Manager Joe Douglas, this team has a chance to build a genuinely good team over the next few seasons. There's still a ways to go, and the majority of their success will depend on second year QB Zach Wilson, but if they can all come along together under coach Robert Saleh, we may be looking at a team that makes some noise in the upcoming year.


The Jets main positives for the 2022 season focuses on their young core, led by Zach Wilson, Sauce Gardner, Elijah Moore, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Quinnen Williams and others, and it's this group that Joe Douglas has built the foundation around. We've seen flashes from all of them, and if the young guys can successfully blend with the veterans on the Jets, this may be a fun squad to watch after many years of torture for Jets fans.


While this Jets team has a balanced roster with plenty of potential, it's the Quarterback play that may hold them back from potentially becoming a dark horse playoff team in the AFC. Zach Wilson has shown flashes of brilliance and elite arm talent, but if he can't find the consistency that this young team needs, they'll never be able to take the next step and start fulfilling their potential as a franchise.

Team MVP

If the Jets want to contend for a playoff spot in 2022, Zach Wilson will need to be the MVP for this squad, but right now, he hasn't proven any consistency in his play, so picking a single MVP from a talented young squad could be tough. If the offence gets going, Elijah Moore will be the pick for MVP, as he has a chance to put up over 1,000 yards receiving with plenty of trips to the end zone, but if the defence shines, then a name to watch for is potential breakout superstar, Quinnen Williams.

Record Prediction

The Jets have the potential to be a good team, as Joe Douglas has built a young roster with plenty of potential, and at their best, there's no reason that this team couldn't win 8 games if everyone plays to the best of their abilities. Realistically however, the schedule is brutal, so a record of 6-11 is much more likely, but would still be a great step forward for a struggling franchise. 

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