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Can the Jets Start to Stack Wins in Zach Wilson’s First Season as QB in New York?

When the Jets drafted Zach Wilson a few weeks back, the team was confident that the club was going to be able to use their first round pick to be successful starting right away – not in 2-3 seasons.

Wilson is a player who can make players ASAP, and while he’s just part of the puzzle, there’s a group of young players who everyone is counting on in 2021.

The big question will be – do the Jets have enough talent to be successful to win at least 8-9 games?

While there’s a number of great matchups on the Jets slate, including divisional games vs the Fins, Bills and Pats, the team also has a number of great games, home and away to look forward to.

Here are the 3 matchups that I’m most looking forward to in 2021:

9/26 at Denver – Wilson will get an education playing on the road asap in 2021, playing early in the season in Denver, where a LOT of young players learn the hard way how to be successful.

While it’s not all about Wilson, the team starts with their QB, and they are hopeful that the 2021 campaign can be a great start for the Jets and new coach Robert Saleh.

10/10 at Atlanta (in London) – The Jets are going to be visitors overseas when they travel to London to play the Atlanta Falcons in a AFC-NFC game in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Again a new experience for Wilson and this young team that needs to learn things the hard way, but as we know if you don’t do it – you’ll never learn.

12/12 vs New Orleans Saints The Saints come calling to MetLife on December 12th to take on Zach Wilson and the Jets in a mid-December affair that could be a fun game between two teams whose offense will be tested by the opposing defense. The Jets will look to get to Jameis Winston early and often in this Christmas affair, and will look to make it a long day for him and the Saints offensive line.

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The New York Jets 2021 Schedule Has Been Released

When the New York Jets take the field for the first time in September, they will do it hopefully with a new big name QB in Zach Wilson.

Wilson, who was selected with the 2nd overall pick by the Jets in the NFL Draft, is being counted on to step in for Sam Darnold and be overall a better QB who is more consistent.

The Jets will open the 2021 campaign against an old foe they know all too well, that being Darnold and Carolina Panthers.

New York dealt Darnold to Carolina as they knew with dealing him that they already had an empty spot lined up for Wilson.

You can check out the full Jets schedule below after the team went 2-14 last season:

New York Jets 2021 Schedule

Week 1: at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 2: vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 3: at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 4: vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 5: at Atlanta Falcons in London, 9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: at New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 8: Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 9: TNF at Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network/Amazon
Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 11: Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 12: at Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 13: vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 14: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Week 15: at Miami Dolphins, TBD
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 17: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Week 18: at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

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Here’s hoping the Jets can do enough to make the 2021 season competitive, and look to build on their playoff run of a season ago!

Jets Go QB with the Second Pick in 2021 Draft, Take BYU’s Zach Wilson

The Zach Wilson era in New York has officially begun.

Thursday night the Jets started their future as they selected Wilson with the 2nd overall pick, drafting the player they think that could lead them from under center for years to come.

Jets Move QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for Draft Picks

The deal that has been talked about for months finally took place on Monday, as the Jets moved quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.

The return loot for Darnold is a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, according to reports.

Over three seasons as the team’s starting QB, Darnold amassed a mark of 13-25 under center. He also never threw more than 19 scores in a season, that coming two years back when the Jets went 7-6 with Darnold as their starter.

“I want to publicly acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and professionalism Sam displayed while with the Jets,” Jets GM Joe Douglas said.

“He is a tough-minded, talented football player whose NFL story has not been written yet.

“While all these things are true, this move is in the short- and long-term best interests for both this team and him.

“We thank Sam for all of his work on behalf of this organization and wish him well as he continues his career.”

With Darnold gone, look for a LOT of reports of phone calls and zooms with the Jets to try and get them a quarterback prior to the 2021 draft.

Teams Calling About Sam Darnold, What Can the Jets Get For the 3rd Pick in the 2018 Draft?

It has been a tough couple of seasons for Jets QB Sam Darnold since arriving as the third overall pick back in 2018.

He’s 13-25 for the Jets as a starter in 38 games, and many think it’s simply time to move on from him and go out and try and get superstar QB Deshaun Watson from the Texans.

Whatever the Jets wind up doing, it sounds like they do have a solid asset in Darnold, as reports say that “multiple teams” are calling the Jets about what it would take to get Darnold in a trade.

The Jets are likely storing away these trade ‘offers’ if that’s in fact what they are, as they may need chips if they are going to try and put a package together for the likes of a Watson before the start of the 2021 season.

Reports say that the Jets had interest in former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was moved over the weekend to the Rams for former first-round pick Jared Goff and draft picks.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a team that needs a quarterback finally give in and make a call to the Jets to see what they truly want for Darnold.

If the Jets were wise they would have a deal for Darnold in place before they go out and acquire a big name QB like Watson.

Robert Saleh Taking the Job as Head Coach for the Jets

The Jets have a new head coach, as late Thursday the team announced they are bringing in San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their new voice.

The 41-year-old is highly regarded as one of the brightest defensive minds in the game.

He has been the Niners’ defensive coordinator since 2017. Before that, he was the Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebackers coach (2014-16). He has also coached on the defensive side of the ball for the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans.

Despite being crushed with injuries, Saleh’s leadership and coaching helped the Niners to have the fifth-ranked defense in points allowed this past season.

The Jets fired former coach Adam Gase following a 2-14 season. They currently own the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Bill Cowher to Coach the Jets? Boomer Esiason Hints at the Chance

The 2020 season has been a disaster for the Jets, as the team sits at 0-12 after Sunday’s stunning and shocking loss at home to the Raiders which took place in the final seconds on a blitz called on now canned defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

It’s almost a given that Adam Gase won’t be back as the team’s coach in 2021, and that means there will be an interesting vacancy for the slot of Jets head coach.

One name that has not popped up in while is now Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher, who has been on the sidelines doing television after retiring from being the head coach of the Steelers from 1992 to 2006.

Former Jets QB and current WFAN talk show host Boomer Esiason has worked with Cowher on CBS, and Monday said that he thinks there is a chance that Cowher could be on the Jets sidelines as coach in 2021.

“All I know is that yesterday, [Cowher] was showing me and Nate [Burleson] film of him coaching on the sideline where he was mic’ed up, and we looked at each other like, ‘Hmm, what does that mean?’” Esiason said.

“Is he sending a message? I’ve worked with him for 14 years and I’ve never seen that.

“He was saying to me yesterday, he’s the one that told me the Jets job is going to be really attractive, and they could hire whomever they want, and he told me he loves [G.M.] Joe Douglas.”

Cowher was rumored years ago to be up for the head coaching job of the New York Giants, but things never worked out and instead the HOF coach stayed on television.

Could the coach known as “the chin” be the next man up for the Jets? That remains to be seen, but if the franchise wants to make an immediate impact, bringing in Cowher is a quick way to do it.

Jets Fire DC Gregg Williams After Blitz Call Against Raiders

It was a massive risk that didn’t pay off, and for it, Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is out of a job.

The Jets canned Williams less than 24 hours after he called a blitz on the Raiders and QB Derek Carr in the final seconds, which cost New York a touchdown in their 28-24 loss to drop to 0-12.

The play that Williams called the blitz on cost the Jets a TD when Henry Ruggs got past single coverage for a perfectly thrown touchdown pass.

The play came from the Jets’ 46-yard line with 13 seconds remaining and no time outs. All the Jets had to do was keep the Raiders out of the end zone.

The Jets have four more chances to not end the season winless, and now they will go with a new defensive coordinator to do it.