New York Jets NFL Season Recap

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The Adam Gase debacle is mercifully over. Both for him and the New York Jets. Gase was hired by the Jets just a few days after getting fired for flopping as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Last year Gase went 7-9. This year he fell to 2-14. After a winning season in his first year with the Dolphins he has posted 4 consecutive losing campaigns as an NFL head coach. General manager Joe Douglas can’t be blamed for hiring Gase. He took over after Gase undermined previous general manager Mike Maccagnan. The Jets were on track to get the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Then they made the mistake of winning two meaningless games at the end of the year. As a result, the Jacksonville Jaguars will get Clemson superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

New York Jets Season Recap

The New York Jets finished the 2020 season with a record of 2-14 straight up, 6-10 against the spread, and 7-9 under the total. New York ended up in last place in the AFC East Division. NFL metrics showed the Jets ranked 32nd for total offense, 31st for passing, 23rd for rushing, 32nd for scoring, and 14th for turnovers. Defensively the Jets ranked 24th overall, 28th against the pass, 12th against the rush, 26th for points allowed, and 20th for takeaways.

The New York Jets season was over before it began. They lost their first 13 games before scoring a 23-20 upset at the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams as 17.5-point dogs. Next came a 23-16 home win over the playoff-bound Cleveland Browns as 6.5-point dogs. Adam Gase was likely asking, “Where were these guys all year?”

Gase was a big part of the problem. From the moment that he arrived, he was never taken seriously as a credible NFL head coach. Why the Jets felt compelled to hire a failed coach from the Miami Dolphins confounds the mind to this day. The question now is where do the Jets go from here?

The first place to look is at quarterback Sam Darnold. The third overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft out of USC was heralded as a franchise savior at the time of his arrival. Darnold has been cursed by being surrounded by inadequate talent and led by incompetent coaching.

Darnold played in 12 games this year and posted a career-worst 72.7 QB rating with 9 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. He averaged only 6.1 yards per pass attempt. Compare that to the 2019 season in which Darnold posted an 84.3 QB rating with 19 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions, and 6.9 yards per pass.

Many members of the football community still believe in Darnold. They like his skill set and potential. Such observers believe Darnold just needs good coaching and a better team around him.

Veteran Joe Flacco is the number two quarterback and wasn’t much better. Flacco posted an 80.6 QB rating with 6 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions with 6.4 yards per pass.

Running back Frank Gore confirmed the belief of many experts that he’s washed up. Gore “led” the Jets in rushing with 653 yards and only 3.5 yards per rush with 2 touchdowns. This points to the lack of complimentary support that Darnold needs.

And then there is the lack of a bomb threat from the receiving corps. Jamison Crowder led the Jets with 59 catches, 699 yards, and just 11.8 yards per catch with 6 touchdowns.

Quinnen Williams was an impactful player on the Jets with 7 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. Another defensive standout was Neville Hewitt with a team-leading 134 tackles, 2 sacks, 8 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.

The placekicking unit was a liability with Sergio Castillo, who was just 8 of 13 on field goals. Sam Ficken was far more effective with 13 out of 15 on field goals.

Owner Woody Johnson had his son Christopher fill in while he was serving as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.  Christopher has been an even worse owner than his father. With Woody returning from duty it will be interesting to see what direction the Jets take.

New York Jets Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Buffalo Bills L 17-27 0-1
Week 2 vs San Francisco 49ers L 13-31 0-2
Week 3 at Indianapolis Colts L 17-36 0-3
Week 4 vs Denver Broncos L 28-37 0-4
Week 5 vs Arizona Cardinals L 10-30 0-5
Week 6 at Miami Dolphins L 0-24 0-6
Week 7 vs Buffalo Bills L 10-18 0-7
Week 8 at Kansas City Chiefs L 9-35 0-8
Week 9 vs New England Patriots L 27-30 0-9
Week 10 BYE WEEK
Week 11 at Los Angeles Chargers L 28-34 0-10
Week 12 vs Miami Dolphins L 3-20 0-11
Week 13 vs Las Vegas Raiders L 28-31 0-12
Week 14 at Seattle Seahawks L 3-40 0-13
Week 15 at Los Angeles Rams W 23-20 1-13
Week 16 vs Cleveland Browns W 23-16 2-13
Week 17 at New England Patriots L 14-28 2-14
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Jets Past Seasons (2000)

2020 2-14 None
2019 7-9 None
2018 4-12 None
2017 5-11 None
2016 5-11 None
2015 10-6 None
2014 4-12 None
2013 8-8 None
2012 6-10 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2009 9-7 Lost Conference Championship
2008 9-7 None
2007 4-12 None
2006 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2005 4-12 None
2004 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2003 6-10 None
2002 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2001 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2000 9-7 None

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