The New York Jets have started their season 0â€“3, losing their most recent game to the Indianapolis Colts 36-7. With a lackluster offense and incapable defense, the Jets are essentially taking this year and running with the rebuild. Drafting left tackle Mekhi Becton, they feel confident on Sam Darnold blindside, but injuries have devastated the wide receiver courts and running back unit.
Former quarterback Mark Sanchez had choice words for the Jets, who seem to be going in circles the past few years. Ever since Sanchez led them to two AFC championship games, the Jets have taken steps back.
â€œHereâ€™s the problem, you start talking about rebuild, thatâ€™s becoming synonymous with the Jets right now. And I donâ€™t know if thatâ€™s necessarily the answer,â€ Sanchez said on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
The New York Jets are nowhere close to competent, in the words of Sanchez:
â€œYouâ€™re putting a product out there on the field that is in no way ready to compete with the league. Honestly, it is frustrating to watch and I really feel for Sam…They don’t have a household name that a defensive coordinator looks at during the week and goes ‘okay, what are we gonna do about this guy?’
“They don’t have to be ready for anything,” Sanchez said. “It’s like, let’s go play a preseason game, and play our base defense, day one and two installed defense, throw in a couple exotic blitzes, and we’ll kick their a–. It’s just really unfortunate, it’s disheartening.”
Ultimately, the Jets have a long way to go, and a lot of the blame falls on head coach Adam Gase. Reports have indicated that Gase could be on the hot seat, which would be justified considering his teamâ€™s lack of fight on a weekly basis.
The Jets trading away their best player in Jamal Adams was always going to be tough to come back from, but they gained essential draft capital to help their team in the future. Nonetheless, the team now is in shambles, and one draft class isnâ€™t going to solve the number of problems they currently face.
However, when the Jets gain back their injured players and opt-outs from the 2020 season, they should be in a better place. Bad luck seems to strike the organization on a weekly basis at this point.