Colin Cowherd: “The NFL front-loads the schedule [with marquee games] because the fall weather in America in September and October is absolutely beautiful. They’ve been in this business for a long time and it works, but the Jets took the brunt of it. Be careful what you wish for. You want a star quarterback? You got one, and this is what you get… I know who you play, but WHEN you play them does change how I view you by a game or two. If Zach Wilson is the quarterback, this is NOT the schedule. Bills, at the Cowboys, Patriots, Mahomes, Denver and Sean Payton, Eagles, bye… Bye like ‘buh-bye.’ This is brutal. You do this because Aaron is your star quarterback and he is polarizing. When I look at this schedule I think the Jets win one less game than I thought. You got Aaron Rodgers who can be prickly, doesn’t love criticism, he doesn’t like young players, you could have easily put the Eagles later, the Bills later, and they have the Cowboys on a short week. Now you have all these television games for the Jets and Aaron Rodgers. Fans love it, players hate it. Football players like routine, they like habits… Peyton Manning hated the double halftimes in the playoff games, the long pre-games, he had a routine. Now they’re going to be on six standalone games, that is not good. When Russell Wilson was a Bronco you saw a little of this where they started on Monday Night Football, and in Week 3 they were on Sunday Night Football, and Week 6 they were on Monday night again because of Russell Wilson. They front-loaded that schedule too but it didn’t look anything like this. Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Belichick, Mahomes, Russell Wilson with a Hall of Fame coach, and Jalen Hurts and that offense? That is insane. If you can go 3-3 they should be overjoyed, and they may do that.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the NFL’s highly anticipated schedule release Thursday night, as Colin keens in on the teams who may have received the short end of the stick when it came to their challenging slate of games.
Check out the segment above as Colin details why he thinks the New York Jets got hurt the most by the schedule release.