It is time for our weekly check in with SB Nation Reacts. Each week we send a survey to fans of the Jets and the other 31 teams. We ask people for their views on their favorite team and general issues in the NFL.
Last week’s no show against Seattle moved the confidence index in a negative direction. After 23% of Jets fans expressed confidence in the franchise’s direction last week, only 14% did this week.
All year I have wondered aloud whether so many fans were confident because they wanted to see the team lose. Defeats at this point help to seal Adam Gase’s fate and ensure the team gets the top overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
These results make it seem like people were confident going into the Seattle game and lost it as a result of the defeat. This leads to the next natural question. Were there people who were confident because they actually thought the Jets were playing well prior to the Seahawks game?