After 20 years of being bullied by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots dynasty for the last two decades, the New York Jets finally have a little optimism heading into a season.
Despite the Jets only finishing above .500 twice the last 10 seasons, including zero playoffs wins since 2010, Sam Darnold and the Jets could be on the upswing after a surprisingly successful post-mono campaign for Darnold in 2019.
The two-year starter actually went 7-6 when he returned from the unprecedented hiatus, and even though he hasn’t exactly been overwhelming in two full seasons, the Jets finally made moves to improve their vile offensive line, drafting Louisville giant Mekhi Becton at left tackle with the 11th overall pick, and signed right tackle George Fant, center Connor McGovern, and right guard Greg Van Roten in free agency.
The re-built offensive line couldn’t possibly be any worse than last year’s atrocious version that allowed 3.2 sacks per game, bad enough for 29th in the league.
Darnold will be fortified around a re-energized Le’Veon Bell, and two new weapons in budding star Breshad Perriman, who turned into a no. 1 WR with Jameis Winston and the Bucs down the stretch when Mike Evans and Chris Godwin went down, and rookie Denzel Mims from Baylor, who was one of the combine's most impressive phenoms at wide receiver.
The new weaponry combined with elite slot receiver Jamison Crowder at least gives the Jets some excitement on paper heading into 2020.
The Jets' OVER/UNDER win total for 2020 is 6.5, their odds to win the Super Bowl are 100-1, odds to win the AFC East are 9-1, and their odds of making the playoffs are 9/2.
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