Why Your Team Sucks 2022: New York Jets

Some persons are followers of the New York Jets. However many, many extra persons 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 to date right here.

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

Your 2021 report: 4-13, and also you’re not gonna imagine this, however they bought 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 12 months in the past.

Inconceivable! Have in mind: 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 have been a callow staff on the rise, or higher groups bought distracted/complacent/oddly sexy whereas enjoying them. I believe you understand which aspect that specific coin lands on. The 2021 Jets additionally panic-traded for Joe Flacco and had their greatest play of the season overturned on replay. However hey, we’ll at all times have the Mike White Period.

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

Your coach: Robert Saleh, who says all the appropriate 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 condo together with his spouse and 7 youngsters — and remaining sane.

This man makes $5 million a 12 months. What the fuck is he doing? BUY A BIGGER PLACE YOU FUCKING IDIOT. I do know that every one studio residences in Manhattan are at present listed at $15 million or increased, however the Jets don’t even play in Manhattan. They blew that probability to step up in 2005. So Robert Saleh might have snatched up a home in Muskottoway or another tasteful Jersey suburb and had his dwelling life locked down. As an alternative he opted to dwell like a refugee household fleeing armed battle. That is the following frontier in coach grinding. As an alternative of sleeping on an workplace cot, you and your total prolonged household do. That’s the way you get into the warrior mentality.

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

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

That’s second 12 months 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 greatest buddy. When you’re aware of Mrs. Wilson’s physique of labor, this improvement truly feels predictable. Mrs. Wilson is in that social class of middle-aged people who find themselves each offended and sexy ALL THE TIME, so it was solely pure that her son—who exudes subsequent technology pornstar vibes—would take benefit. Kinda want she’d been MY mother. Who is aware of how a lot motion I’d’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 way of the psyche of Grievance America. She claims that “many individuals” say to her that her movies “are what will get them away from 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 clean away the darkish vitality. 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 right 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 available to make that QB serviceable instantly. As an alternative, the Jets bought 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 get together 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 choose on Christian Hackenberg, who couldn’t even make it as a backup within the AAF. The effectively right here is poisoned. Eternally. 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 now have 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 believed 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 great school staff (Georgia) to a profoundly terrible one (Florida State) to change into productive. Additionally they grabbed new beginning operating again Breece Corridor on the prime of the second spherical. By no means draft a operating again excessive. Did the opposite New York staff educate us nothing?

After drafting Gardner, some Jets followers have 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 at all times have such a great mentors at backup QB! solely sadder. I can’t pay attention to those individuals consider their very own soccer staff. Jason Voorhees’s mother evaluated her personal youngster extra precisely.

Tyreek Hill picked the Dolphins as a substitute of you.

What has at all times sucked: They received’t cease drafting gamers with the identical final title, 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 true about Olson Johnson’s being proper!” I grew up in Minnesota, so I do know what it’s wish to dwell in a city with 70,000 individuals all named Erickson. It’s very disorienting. But it surely’s additionally identical to the Jets to double down on Wilsons and Johnsons and Nagles below the mistaken perception that these gamers will share a brighter type of vitality than the sort plaguing the inside of Lisa Wilson’s Silverado. Perhaps Coach Saleh has all of them sleep collectively in his household’s trundle mattress.

Talking of youngsters … Jets followers.

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I believe that Jets followers, deep down, know the way 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. And so they don’t know how you can learn. You know the way 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 lavatory. 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 which may 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 similar time in over 35. Their solely actual hope within the subsequent decade is for the Huge 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 nice. 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 answerable 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 figuring out in my coronary heart that can 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 dwelling and dropping my buddy off, I observed my automotive might barely even speed up. One journey to the mechanic later, I came upon my transmission was utterly shot. 

The Jets owe me a Scion tC. 


I bought married final 12 months and actually each one who spoke made enjoyable of me for being a Jets fan. I additionally bought laughed at by LGA airport safety not too long ago for sporting 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, engaging 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 continues to be using Joe Flacco, who stated final season that it was a distraction to speak about why he was (in all probability nonetheless is) unvaccinated.


At this level I simply wait to search 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 people hero in perpetuity. 


Is it unhealthy that I actively want unwell will on everything 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 actual fact I married a Jets fan. Our kids 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 unlimited enchancment. If Zach Wilson is into MILFs, I’m accessible.


When you 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 certainly one of them. The Jets have completely warped my notion of not solely skilled soccer, however the world at giant, and I’m unsure it may be reversed.

Fireman Ed was in all probability at Jan. 6.


As a uncommon Jets and Iowa State fan (let’s not give attention to my poor style), the Jets have carried out 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 during the last 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 operating backs don’t deserve a residing wage.

For as blissful I’m about New York Jet Breece Corridor at this second, deep down I do know the Jets will break my favourite school soccer participant ever, in all probability in a method the remainder of the NFL watching world finds deeply hilarious. I’m not good sufficient to only 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!’?”  Whenever you’re older, so will you, Could. So will you.


My spouse and I have been speaking about after we began relationship and he or she 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 discovered that she wants to provide me some area to chill off after they play. I didn’t keep in mind the sport, however yeah, that sounds about proper. So I appeared it up. 2015-2016 season, the Jets are 10-5 and simply have to 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 drag forward and punch their ticket to the playoffs. All three led to a Ryan Fitzpatrick choose 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 greatest identified for the Buttfumble.

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

-Christian Hackenberg, solely thought of a possible franchise QB by two or three individuals on the planet, certainly one of whom was accountable for the Jets draft. Extra suited to be a Hardee’s Franchisee.

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

-Zach Wilson, too early to say however prone to carry the fame 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 in all probability 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 not watches any soccer due to how miserable the primary 5 phrases of this sentence are.

Drew (not me):

There’s 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 sector, the boors of Gate D, the deadly turf, the hideous structure, and the silly sponsor—JetBlue was proper there—is the abominable prepare 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 purpose, simply in time for all of my associates to take pleasure in a Giants quasi-dynasty.

New Yorkers and New York-adjacent individuals like to consider 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 essentially 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 exhausting 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 option 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 planet?” He laughed at my dumb child query. However as I’ve grown older, I noticed this describes a deeper layer of hell than in Dante’s Inferno: a whole planet populated completely by Jets followers. We misplaced 9-6 to the 4-12 Indianapolis Colts. 

We at all times win two video games we’ve got completely no enterprise profitable to verify we don’t find yourself with the primary total choose 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 Unhealthy Man was within the division. We’re gonna get killed by Belichick’s child, who seems to be like totally different statuses of how shut you’re to demise in Doom. 


Being one of many few Jets followers with a modicum of self-awareness is without doubt one of the cruelest types of torture there may be. You must 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 12 months.

In order an act of self-preservation, you go together with it. You snigger 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 “When you ever began profitable, you wouldn’t know what to do with yourselves.” That’s bullshit. All I need now’s to see them go 17-0 and curb stomp each staff they play like they’re Albert Haynesworth. I need to straight inflict my disgrace and distress on others, in essentially the most easy and literal method doable. This may by no means occur.

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

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