The New York Jets finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 record, which was good for last place in the AFC East standings. They struggled on both ends of the ball, averaging 18.2 points per game, which was 28th in the league, while giving up 29.6 points per game, which was 32nd in the league.
Quarterback Zach Wilson struggled as a rookie, completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. They spent the 10th pick in the draft selecting wide receiver Garrett Wilson. Who they hope will become their top receiver.
They also drafted running back Breece Hall and tight end Jeremy Ruckert. The Jets were also busy in free agency, signing C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin, who they hope will help Wilson progress this season.
New York’s defense was the worst in the league last season despite head coach Robert Saleh being a defensive coach. Even though they didn’t make a splash in free agency, they selected talented cornerback Ahmad Gardner with the fourth pick in the draft and defensive end Jermaine Johnson II with the 26th pick in the draft.
With Carl Lawson, who missed the entire 2021 season with an injury, expected to return to the lineup this season. Their defensive line will be better than it was last season.
New York Jets Season Preview
Even though the Jets filled up a lot of the holes they have on offense. Their defense is still going to be liability this season. With the team still lacking depth at the linebacker and safety position. They will play better than they did last season and win more games. But they still have a lot of work to do until they’re ready to compete for a playoff spot. Which is why most Super Bowl 2023 predictions have them as a longshot to win the Super Bowl. And their odds are currently at +10000, which is tied for the longest odds going into the season.