Good morning, Gang Green Nation! C.J. Mosley thinks the Jets have a realistic shot at the playoffs this year. O.K., that’s what you want the players to believe, but they’re not exactly unbiased observers. Personally I think the playoffs might be a bridge too far this year, for three main reasons. First, most playoff spots go to the best QBs in the league every year. Not all, but most. The AFC is loaded with really good quarterbacks this year, making it a tough road for the Jets unless Zach Wilson makes a much bigger second year leap than I expect. Second, most playoff teams have at least one dominant unit. While the Jets have substantially upgraded the talent level on the team, I don’t see any unit on this team that projects as dominant in 2022. Certainly there are possibilities where if things develop just right, the Jets might end up dominant somewhere, but in my opinion that is not the most likely outcome with any unit on this team. Finally, the Jets are relying on an awful lot of uncertain outcomes this season. All through the lineup are guys who have no NFL experience, or just one solid year under their belts, or players coming off of major injuries. Sure, if all or a large majority of the uncertainties develop to the upside, then the Jets might really have something. It could happen, but it’s probably not the way to bet. Now in 2023, with a stellar 2022 draft class ready to shine, and a few more additions through trades, free agency, or the draft, the Jets could make some real noise. But for now, I’m guessing it’s a year too soon for serious playoffs talk. Hopefully the Jets prove me wrong.
Here are your links to your New York Jets this glorious Saturday in June:
Brian Costello - DL John Franklin-Myers Not Satisfied with Career Year
Eric Allen - Braxton Berrios Is Buying Stock in Jets’ Offensive Talent
Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg, Randy Lange & Caroline Hendershot - How Many Sacks and Takeaways Will the Jets Get in 2022 Season?
Ralph Vacchiano - Counting down the Jets’ Top 5 summer storylines: No. 2 - Mekhi Becton vs. George Fant
Caroline Hendershot - Jets sign fourth-round pick Micheal Clemons to 4-year deal
Brian Costello - Jets sign fourth-round pick Micheal Clemons to 4-year deal
Ryan Moran - New York Jets: DE Micheal Clemons signs rookie contract
Phil Sullivan - Micheal Clemons Signs
Matthew Neschis - CJ Mosley: Playoffs a 'realistic goal' for Jets this season
Mark Inabinett - C.J. Mosley: Playoffs ‘realistic goal’ for New York Jets in 2022
Michael Obermuller - Jets’ C.J. Mosley Sounds off on 2022 Playoff Expectations
Jim Cerny - C.J. Mosley places boom-or-bust expectation on New York for 2022 NFL season
Cameron DaSilva - C.J. Mosley: Jets making playoffs is ‘realistic goal’ in 2022
Justin Fried - 7 defensive tackles the NY Jets could sign after missing out on Larry Ogunjobi
David Wyatt-Hupton - Projecting the 53
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets Pushed to Trade Denzel Mims to Panthers to ‘Break out’
Paul A. Esden, Jr. - Jets’ George Fant Looks Ridiculously Ripped Amid Contract Talks
Michael Obermuller - Recent Jets Cut Brandon Dillon Signs With Saints: Report
Paul A. Esden Jr. - Aaron Rodgers Has Taken Jets QB Zach Wilson Under His Wing
Brandyn Pokrass - Despite Setbacks, Mekhi Becton is Slated to be a Vital Piece of Jets Offense
Justin Fried - NY Jets CB Bryce Hall could be trade bait this summer
Nick Wojton - PFF: New York Jets’ salary cap forecast ranks among NFL’s best
Ryan Moran - One thing we've learned about Joe Douglas' drafts
Ryan Moran - 2022 training camp report dates released
Ryan Moran - The New York Jets' OL earns a stellar ranking from PFF
Jim Cerny - 1 Surprising X-Factor to emerge for Jets in 2022 NFL season
ESPN - 2022 NFL rookie updates - Offseason notes, impressions on all 32 first-round draft picks
Here are your missed connections from yesterday.
Enjoy the day everybody.
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