Why Your Team Sucks 2022: New York Jets

Some individuals are followers of the New York Jets. However many, many extra individuals are NOT followers of the New York Jets. This 2022 Defector NFL staff preview is for these within the latter group. Learn all of the previews up to now right here.

Your staff: Zach Wilson’s ex-girlfriend stated that he boned his mother’s finest buddy, after which his mother ranted right into a digicam for 29 minutes about Devil.

Your 2021 document: 4-13, and also you’re not gonna imagine this, however they acquired swept by the Patriots. WHO’D HAVE FUCKING GUESSED? Not me. Inform me that New England, with out Tom Brady, nonetheless managed to hold a 50-burger on the Jets in Foxboro, and I’ll spit out my Actually in equal elements shock and horror. The Jets? Shitty? Perpetually owned by historical past’s sorest winners? I’m sorry however that doesn’t scan for me. Oh, and let’s see how these guys additionally fared towards Lord Brady a yr in the past.

Inconceivable! Take into accout: this was the sport the place Antonio Brown made like your spouse and walked out the door, by no means to return. The Jets had the Bucs lifeless to rights. All they needed to do was not name a QB sneak from two yards away, and the upset was theirs. As an alternative, Unavoidable Jets Issues transpired anyway. All choke jobs in New York are preordained. The Bucs weren’t frightened for a millisecond.

Previous to this recreation, these Jets had already upset each the Bengals and the Titans earlier within the season. Both they had been a callow staff on the rise, or higher groups acquired distracted/complacent/oddly sexy whereas enjoying them. I feel which aspect that individual coin lands on. The 2021 Jets additionally panic-traded for Joe Flacco and had their finest play of the season overturned on replay. However hey, we’ll all the time have the Mike White Period.

White was injured one recreation later, however nonetheless: MAGIC.

Your coach: Robert Saleh, who says all the proper issues and looks as if a very cool man, besides …

Of all his challenges as a rookie head coach within the NFL, the accidents, the virus, the proverbial curler coaster in a 17-game season that produced 4 victories, the Jets’ Robert Saleh stated that little in comparison with occupying a two-bedroom condominium together with his spouse and 7 youngsters — and remaining sane.

This man makes $5 million a yr. What the fuck is he doing? BUY A BIGGER PLACE YOU FUCKING IDIOT. I do know that every one studio residences in Manhattan are presently listed at $15 million or increased, however the Jets don’t even play in Manhattan. They blew that likelihood to step up in 2005. So Robert Saleh might have snatched up a home in Muskottoway or another tasteful Jersey suburb and had his house life locked down. As an alternative he opted to dwell like a refugee household fleeing armed battle. That is the subsequent frontier in coach grinding. As an alternative of sleeping on an workplace cot, you and your complete prolonged household do. That’s the way you get into the warrior mentality.

I’ll by no means recover from this. No father desires to be this near his spouse and kids.

Your quarterback: Stacy’s mother has acquired it goin’ on/She’s all I would like/And I’ve waited for soooooo lengthy.

That’s second yr QB Zach Wilson, who spent this offseason embodying each Brazzers video you’ve ever watched. Wilson stands accused by his ex-girlfriend of fucking his mother’s finest buddy. If you happen to’re aware of Mrs. Wilson’s physique of labor, this growth really feels predictable. Mrs. Wilson is in that social class of middle-aged people who find themselves each indignant and sexy ALL THE TIME, so it was solely pure that her son—who exudes subsequent era pornstar vibes—would take benefit. Kinda want she’d been MY mother. Who is aware of how a lot motion I might’ve gotten from her fellow Karens.

Anyway, Lisa Wilson is out of her fucking thoughts. I can’t even think about what number of pink weapons she owns. Her Instagram web page is an unnerving tour by the psyche of Grievance America. She claims that “many individuals” say to her that her movies “are what will get them off the bed within the morning.” Appears like one thing Rudy Giuliani would say to her. She concocts catchphrases like “Armor Up” after which deploys them with all of the élan of Chuck Pagano. And he or she will get a automotive wash each morning to scrub away the darkish power. Completely regular shit. If this lady had been Lamar Jackson’s mom, Lamar Jackson by no means would have been drafted.

Pulling a Jimmy Reardon represents Zach Wilson’s smoothest transfer as an expert. In all different regards, he’s been horrific. You didn’t see Mike White making any throws like this:

You additionally didn’t see Mike White get all huffypants about it within the postgame, both. And earlier than you excuse all this away by telling me, Drew, Zach Wilson was only a rookie … a rookie who was all the way down to fuck, I’ll once more remind you that groups in possession of a QB on a rookie contract have greater than sufficient sources readily available to make that QB serviceable immediately. As an alternative, the Jets acquired this:

Every little thing about this incarnation of the Jets is preferable to the Adam Gase years that preceded it. However motherfucker, that’s the identical line of bullshit that Democratic social gathering leaders feed me each election cycle. I don’t want it utilized to a soccer staff. The honeymoon is over, and no staff on Earth is worse on the strategy of QB analysis than this one. See for your self:

That tweet doesn’t even embrace the Geno Smith period or the Jets burning a second spherical decide on Christian Hackenberg, who couldn’t even make it as a backup within the AAF. The properly right here is poisoned. Ceaselessly. And Joe Namath sucked, too.

What’s new that sucks: As soon as each few years the Jets make a frantic push to win 9 video games. We’ve got entered that cycle as soon as extra. They imported guard Laken Tomlinson from San Francisco and kicker Greg “Legatron” Zeurlein from Dallas, after which grabbed three rookies within the first spherical. The primary was nook Sauce Gardner, who I assumed can be actually good proper till the second this staff drafted him. The second was wideout Garrett Wilson, who has no quarterback to throw him the ball. And the final one was edge rusher Jermaine Johnson, who needed to switch from a superb school staff (Georgia) to a profoundly terrible one (Florida State) to change into productive. In addition they grabbed new beginning working again Breece Corridor on the prime of the second spherical. By no means draft a working again excessive. Did the opposite New York staff educate us nothing?

After drafting Gardner, some Jets followers had been like, The Jets are nice with defensive backs! as if drafting one Corridor-of-Famer 15 years in the past (who received his Tremendous Bowl with the Patriots in between Jets stints) and one Professional Bowler who refused to complete his rookie contract makes you good at evaluating that place. That is like The Jets all the time have such a superb mentors at backup QB! solely sadder. I can’t hear to those folks consider their very own soccer staff. Jason Voorhees’s mother evaluated her personal youngster extra precisely.

Tyreek Hill picked the Dolphins as an alternative of you.

What has all the time sucked: They received’t cease drafting gamers with the identical final identify, presumably to get a reduction on bulk jersey stitching prices.

The Jets have two Wilsons… two Michael Carters… the Williams brothers… And the Johnsons

“Dr. Samuel Johnson is correct about Olson Johnson’s being proper!” I grew up in Minnesota, so I do know what it’s prefer to dwell in a city with 70,000 folks all named Erickson. It’s very disorienting. Nevertheless it’s additionally identical to the Jets to double down on Wilsons and Johnsons and Nagles underneath the mistaken perception that these gamers will share a brighter type of power than the sort plaguing the inside of Lisa Wilson’s Silverado. Possibly Coach Saleh has all of them sleep collectively in his household’s trundle mattress.

Talking of kids … Jets followers.

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I feel that Jets followers, deep down, understand how silly they give the impression of being. They know they’re getting all dressed up for a staff that hasn’t received dick in over half a century. However what alternative have they got in life? They dwell within the worst elements of the tri-state space. Nobody loves them. They usually don’t know find out how to learn. You understand how if you can also make it in New York, you can also make it anyplace? Jets followers are the individuals who couldn’t make it in New York.

Given these circumstances, their solely recourse was to connect themselves to this deserted loading dock of a franchise and scream FUCK YOU, YOU ASSHULL at each youngster in line for the stadium toilet. I hate Pats followers, however I’d actually hang around with a type of guys earlier than hanging out with any of you. What would I do with a Jets fan at a bar? Discuss how Bryce Petty nonetheless has potential? I don’t assume so. Keep the fuck away from me, you freaks. Go hang around with Eric Adams. The mayor simply noticed a froyo stand and thinks that could be the important thing to fixing all inner-city crime.

Ratto says: The Jets and Giants are two groups are entwined in feces going again 5 years and haven’t each mattered on the identical time in over 35. Their solely actual hope within the subsequent decade is for the Large 10 to take them each and drop Rutgers and Maryland. The Jets’ beginning quarterback roster since Ken O’Brien final made the Professional Bowl is as follows: Browning Nagle, washed Boomer Esiason, Frank Reich, washed Neil O’Donnell, washed Vinny Testaverde, Ray Lucas, Chad Pennington, Brooks Bollinger, washed Brett Favre, Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, a McCown, Sam Darnold, and Zach Wilson, who has had higher luck relationship than throwing touchdowns.

What may not suck: Sauce is sweet. As an alternative of dropping each recreation 30-10, you’ll lose them 17-10. Child steps.



I’m 36 and the most effective Jets staff of my life are the identical guys chargeable for all the most effective Jets jokes of my life. Pour Most Tears shampoo straight into Woody Johnson’s eyes. 


Watching one other snakebitten franchise just like the Bengals get to the Tremendous Bowl makes it all of the extra miserable realizing in my coronary heart that may by no means occur once more for the Jets. Fuck Woody Johnson with the lifeless physique of Adam Gase. 


I as soon as went to an interview for a sportsbook place at my native on line casino. The interviewers requested, “What’s your favourite staff?” and I responded, “The New York Jets.” I swear to you that afterwards, they gave me this bizarre, involved look, like I simply confessed that I accidently knocked up their daughter. Evidently, I didn’t get the job, and rightfully so.


Final season, towards my higher judgment, I drove 90 minutes up the NJ Turnpike to Metlife with a buddy of mine, and we promptly watched Zach Wilson throw 4 picks in a 25-6 blowout towards the Patriots. After making the trek again house and dropping my buddy off, I observed my automotive might barely even speed up. One journey to the mechanic later, I discovered my transmission was utterly shot. 

The Jets owe me a Scion tC. 


I acquired married final yr and actually each one that spoke made enjoyable of me for being a Jets fan. I additionally acquired laughed at by LGA airport safety lately for carrying a Jets shirt.


The best quarterback in staff historical past had a TD/Interception ratio of 170/215.


Right here we’re as soon as once more, attractive first spherical draft picks to play in a stadium with all of the allure of a cargo container nestled inside a NJ superfund web site, with the hope that they’ll sometime be adequate to commerce away.


This staff remains to be using Joe Flacco, who stated final season that it was a distraction to speak about why he was (most likely nonetheless is) unvaccinated.


At this level I simply wait to seek out out what previously eradicated illness one Jet goes to get. 


The child allegedly banged somebody’s mother, so he’s going to be a North Jersey folks hero in perpetuity. 


Is it dangerous that I actively want unwell will on the whole thing of the Johnson household?!? Each time I don my NYJ beanie within the winter, my ideas flip to Woody getting run over by a double decker bus as a result of he forgot to look proper whereas crossing the road in London.


I’ve resigned myself to the very fact I married a Jets fan. Our youngsters are Jets followers. The polar ice caps will soften earlier than the Jets win a Tremendous Bowl. Woody Johnson promoting the staff to Elon Musk can be an enormous enchancment. If Zach Wilson is into MILFs, I’m out there.


If you happen to yearn for the times of a Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan-led squad, like many Jets followers do, you’re a basically damaged particular person. I’m considered one of them. The Jets have completely warped my notion of not solely skilled soccer, however the world at massive, and I’m undecided it may be reversed.

Fireman Ed was most likely at Jan. 6.


As a uncommon Jets and Iowa State fan (let’s not concentrate on my poor style), the Jets have completed the most effective factor they’ll ever do for me by drafting Breece Corridor. I actually ought to money out on these good vibes and never watch them waste his expertise by giving him 400 touches on groups with an absolute ceiling of 8-9. I shouldn’t watch this dumb group discover silly causes to alienate their very own potential star participant as they’ve with each good participant they’ve had over the past decade. I shouldn’t permit myself to get labored up when the Jets refuse to pay him as a result of The Analytics say that working backs don’t deserve a residing wage.

For as comfortable I’m about New York Jet Breece Corridor at this second, deep down I do know the Jets will spoil my favourite school soccer participant ever, most likely in a approach the remainder of the NFL watching world finds deeply hilarious. I’m not sensible sufficient to simply look away, God assist me.


My five-year-old daughter noticed me watching a baseball recreation and requested: “Is that soccer?” No, I stated, it’s baseball. “When do they play soccer?”, she requested. “Within the fall,” I stated. “And so that you’ll watch the Jets within the fall?” Sure, that’s proper. “And also you’ll stand in entrance of the TV and yell ‘Fuck!’?”  While you’re older, so will you, Could. So will you.


My spouse and I had been speaking about after we began relationship and she or he came visiting to my place for the primary time. It was January, she talked about that we watched a Jets recreation collectively, and that’s when she realized that she wants to present me some house to chill off after they play. I didn’t keep in mind the sport, however yeah, that sounds about proper. So I regarded it up. 2015-2016 season, the Jets are 10-5 and simply must beat a hapless 7-8 Payments staff to safe a playoff spot. After an Eric Decker landing, they’re heading into the 4th quarter down by simply two factors, and the playoffs are so shut I can style them. They’d three possessions within the fourth quarter to tug forward and punch their ticket to the playoffs. All three resulted in a Ryan Fitzpatrick decide they usually misplaced 22-17. I assume they don’t educate you ways to not throw backbreaking interceptions at Harvard.

Fuck this staff and fuck me for persevering with to allow them to do that to me yearly.


The Jets possess a sure humiliation issue that’s unmatched by the opposite groups. Contemplate their franchise QB scenario since 2000.

-Chad Pennington, well-known for his feeble arm power.

-Mark Sanchez, reached two AFCC video games, however finest recognized for the Buttfumble.

-Geno Smith, had his jaw damaged by a disgruntled teammate over a $600 debt.

-Christian Hackenberg, solely thought-about a possible franchise QB by two or three folks on the earth, considered one of whom was in control of the Jets draft. Extra suited to be a Hardee’s Franchisee.

-Sam Darnold, immortalized in a gif which has been memed into an all function Swiss Military Knife of Jets insults.

-Zach Wilson, too early to say however prone to carry the status of an adjunct member of the Draper, Utah Women Ebook Membership.

In 10 years, when Jets rookie QB Keighdyn Roethlisberger is arrested for indecent publicity at a Rockettes present, Wilson’s MILF Hunter standing will most likely simply be the center of a continued line of ignominy from the league’s premiere circus attraction.

Mark (not Sanchez):

I’m a Jets fan who now not watches any soccer due to how miserable the primary 5 phrases of this sentence are.

Drew (not me):

There may be not a worse sports activities expertise, prime to backside, than taking in a Jets recreation at MetLife Stadium. I swore it off over a decade in the past and relapsed twice to see Geno Smith get benched for Matt (!) Simms, and to see Matt Barkley (!!) mild them up. However worse than the excrement on the sphere, the boors of Gate D, the deadly turf, the hideous structure, and the silly sponsor—JetBlue was proper there—is the abominable practice infrastucture. The funicular on the Land of Make Imagine (in Hope, NJ) has extra throughput. It was not match to deal with the Cortaca Jug crowd, a lot much less that of the Tremendous Bowl or Wrestlemania. Vacationer guides don’t even point out it as an choice from Penn Station, six miles away. The Birkenau rolling inventory hosted cheerier passengers. 


I started following them for actually no motive, simply in time for all of my associates to get pleasure from a Giants quasi-dynasty.

New Yorkers and New York-adjacent folks like to think about themselves as hard-to-please, street-smart skeptics who can scent a fraud a mile away. And but Jets followers have constantly, willingly, and enthusiastically suckered themselves into anointing a succession of franchise saviors after one second of fleeting success or one entertaining press convention. The Mangini cameo in The Sopranos is probably the most baffling restaurant scene in that present’s historical past.

One Sunday a number of years in the past, I made plans with my girlfriend on a Sunday with out contemplating whether or not I’d miss the Jets recreation that week. I’m a lot happier now than I used to be then, and it’s laborious to say whether or not it’s as a result of that girlfriend is now my spouse and the mom of my youngsters, or as a result of I haven’t gone out of my approach to watch a single down of Jets soccer since.


I went to my first Jets recreation in 1993 with my dad once I was six years outdated. It was on the outdated stadium and when me and the outdated man sat down, I requested him “Is that this all people on the earth?” He laughed at my dumb child query. However as I’ve grown older, I spotted this describes a deeper layer of hell than in Dante’s Inferno: a complete planet populated solely by Jets followers. We misplaced 9-6 to the 4-12 Indianapolis Colts. 

We all the time win two video games now we have completely no enterprise successful to ensure we don’t find yourself with the primary total decide we’ve deserved eight out of the final 10 years. We are going to get swept by our division by a mixed rating of 210-25, with over 100 of these factors put up by the fucking Patriots, whose post-Brady groups mud us worse than when the Dangerous Man was within the division. We’re gonna get killed by Belichick’s child, who appears like totally different statuses of how shut you might be to demise in Doom. 


Being one of many few Jets followers with a modicum of self-awareness is among the cruelest types of torture there’s. It’s a must to sit there and watch everybody else make enjoyable of your staff with no recourse, as a result of what are you able to say again? They actually *are* embarrassing, they actually do discover new and imaginative methods to humiliate themselves each single yr.

In order an act of self-preservation, you go along with it. You snicker together with the jokes. “Yeah man, they’re pathetic, haha.” However know that each time inside, I’m SEETHING. Each Buttfumble joke, each Darnold Out Indefinitely meme, each comparability of Zach Wilson to the Milf Hunter (okay, these are nonetheless humorous).

Some pundits like saying “If you happen to ever began successful, you wouldn’t know what to do with yourselves.” That’s bullshit. All I would like now’s to see them go 17-0 and curb stomp each staff they play like they’re Albert Haynesworth. I wish to straight inflict my disgrace and distress on others, in probably the most simple and literal approach attainable. It will by no means occur.

My God, do you perceive what a curse it’s to have completely no chill in regards to the New York Jets?

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