The New York Jets have somewhat high expectations for the 2022 season. They basically retooled in the offseason signing players such as TE CJ Uzomah, OL Laken Tomlinson, and others. In addition, they had a great NFL Draft, drafting players such as DE Jermaine Johnson, CB Ahmad Gardner, and WR Garrett Wilson.
Like with all things in life, the game of football isn't played on paper. Despite the great offseason and their history, the Jets have had disappointing seasons following good offseasons. However, things seem very different this time around.
With that in mind, here are five BOLD predictions for the New York Jets 2022 season:
The Jets Will Win 11 Games This Season:
Yes, you read that correctly. The Jets will win 11 games this season. If you read the last article about game predictions for the 2022 season, you can see how they can win 11 games. There are winnable games on the schedule (they can beat the Vikings, Bears, Jaguars, Browns, Seahawks, and Dolphins). With the new additions and Zack Wilson going into his second season, there is no excuse as to why they can win eleven games.
Ahmad Gardner and Garrett Wilson Win the Defensive and Offensive Rookie of The Year:
There are lofty expectations for the 2022 New York Jets Draft Class. It's not crazy to believe that Ahmad Gardner will win Defensive rookie of the year while Garrett Wilson wins Offensive Rookie of The Year. The Jets never had a rookie win Offensive Rookie of The Year. The last rookie to win Defensive Rookie of The Year? DT Sheldon Richardson in 2013.
The Jets will finally win a game in the AFC East:
The Jets have 12 consecutive divisional game losses. They have been outscored 358-158 in those games. That is ridiculous! A divisional win is due. By the way, the last time the Jets won a divisional game? December 27th, 2015, against the Patriots in overtime.
Zach Wilson will throw for 25 Touchdowns:
Now it seems a little crazy after his rookie season: Wilson only threw for nine touchdowns last season. How can he possibly throw for 25 touchdowns this season? Easy: He finally has weapons. Last year's stats were more of an experiment as Wilson was getting used to the offense and life in the NFL. In his second year, he now has TE CJ Uzomah, WR Corey Davis, WR Elijah Moore, and rookies WR Garrett Wilson and RB Breece Hall. Barred by injuries, Wilson will be fine.
Running Backs Michael Carter and Breece Hall Will Have Breakout Seasons:
The Carter/Hall backfield has the potential to be one of the best running back tandems in the NFL. The Jets were dead last in rushing attempts and 13th in the league in Yards After Catch. Two young running backs in the backfield will help out Wilson tremendously.
They have all the tools necessary to become a force in the AFC East. This team is heading in the right direction and for the first time in a very long time, Jets' fans can feel very good about their team this season.