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.
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.
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...
NFL experts felt that the New York Jets were an average quarterback from making the playoffs this season. I agree. General manger Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh have drastically improved an awful roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Rookie stars, wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall, are attractive weapons on the offensive side. Is that enough to lure a future Hall of Fame quarterback to Gang Green? Maybe one looking to cash in one more time?