As the team prepared for their final preseason match-up against their stadium roommates, the New York Jets offense took a hit, when veteran wide receiver, Corey Davis announced his retirement. The 28-year old was in the final year of his 3-year/$37.5 million contract with Gang Green. The oft-injured receiver was being counted-on as part of Aaron Rodgers' arsenal.
The annual preseason battle between the New York Giants and the New York Jets takes place on Saturday at their shared home, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, of course. These two teams have faced off prior to the regular season every year since 1969 (with the exception of 2020). However, this season has some different expectations surrounding both squads.
Beleaguered New York Jets fans have been holding their breath throughout training camp, praying for Aaron Rodgers to survive the dog days of August, injury free. Sunday, head coach Robert Saleh gave them more reason to believe the "other shoe" is bound to drop on Gang Green.
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen spent more money than any other Major League Baseball team in 2023 by over $64 million. Yet, with 40-plus games remaining in the regular season, Cohen's team is all-but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Should the New York Jets be looking at what happened in Queens? Absolutely and for good reason.
Some optimistic New York Jets fans are making their flight arrangements for Las Vegas in early February, in anticipation of Gang Green breaking that 54 year Super Bowl draught. Others, like me, will be extremely happy with a return to the playoffs for the Jets. However, breaking that 13 year post-season draught may not be as easy as everyone thinks, if just "one" thing happens...
It's fitting that the New York Jets are playing in this year's NFL Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday at 8pm. Two former Gang Green greats are amongst the class of nine being inducted this week, defensive lineman, Joe Klecko and cornerback, Darrelle Revis.
On Wednesday, the New York Jets will be opening their official 2023 training camp, featuring their new aging-star, Aaron Rodgers. Will this version of Gang Green be any different from the past 53-years?