Heading into the 2023 NFL season, expectations were largely that the New York Jets would compete for a playoff spot. Then, four snaps into the season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered an Achilles tendon injury and that likelihood seemed far murkier as starter, turned backup, turned starter, turned backup quarterback Zach Wilson took back the reins, becoming the starter once more.
However, the Jets are 3-3 after 6 weeks, which is a record that many fans would have welcomed even with Rodgers at the helm given the high quality of opponents faced during this stretch. With that in mind, I thought it timely to see what the Jets playoff odds were as they head into their bye week.
in the @SumerSports weekend review:— Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) October 16, 2023
•the browns dominant defense
•what the success rates in seahawks-bengals tell us
•a surprise #1 at top of the weekly QB leaderboard
•watch out for the rams, texans and jets in the playoff picture
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As shown, last Sunday’s win against the Eagles provided a meaningful boost to the New York Jets’ playoff odds as they jumped from about 25% to about 35%. While fans would surely prefer more desirable odds than what amounts to a 1 in 3 chance, this places them in a similar position to well-regarded teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers and firmly positions the Jets as playoff contenders through the first six weeks of the 2023 season.
What do you think the Jets likelihood of the playoffs is?
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Meaningfully less than 35%
Just about 35%
Meaningfully more than 35%