New York Jets owner Woody Johnson Jr. purchased the NFL franchise in 1999. In the first 10 seasons as CEO of New York's AFC organization, Johnson's teams went to the playoffs 6 times. Fast forward and they haven't been back in a dozen years.
Third year New York Jets quarterback is preparing for a much different Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season than anyone ever expected. That goes for head coach Robert Saleh and about 5 million Gang Green fans, as well.
New York Jets fans went into the 2023 season with the hopes and dreams of, if not possibly going to the Super Bowl for the first time in 54 years, at least going to the playoffs for the first time in 13 years. Some of the older Gang Green fans went into the 1999 season with similar 'Super' aspirations.
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.