There has been some enthusiasm surrounding the New York Jets this season, but perhaps no one is higher on Gang Green’s chances than former Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez.
In the long wait between the NFL Draft and training camp, football fans are desperate for some kind of analysis to carry them closer to the regular season. A lot of that analysis comes in the form of breaking down a team’s schedule and looking at how many games they will win or lose.
One team that has drawn a ton of hype is the New York Jets, who should be much improved after signing star free agents like Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley this offseason. The Jets are looking to snap an eight year playoff drought, and the man who last led them to the postseason is very high on their chances.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who guided the Jets to their last two postseason appearances in 2009 and 2010, appeared on NFL Total Access yesterday and was asked to predict how the Jets would fare this season. Even though Las Vegas has set the Jets’ over/under figure at 7.5 wins, Sanchez is quite bullish on their chances of beating that number.
To summarize, Sanchez thinks the Jets, who have never won more than 12 games in a season, are going 13-3 in 2019 with their only losses coming at New England, at home to the Raiders, and at Buffalo in Week 17. A year like that would put the Jets in line for home field advantage throughout the playoffs and would certainly have their fans thinking Super Bowl.
While you have to admire Sanchez’s enthusiasm for his former team’s chances, the Jets still have their work cut out for them. The Jets do have the ability to make a playoff push, but they still have holes that need to be addressed if they’re going to top New England in the AFC East.