Since Brett Favre came to the New York Jets in 2008, eight different quarterbacks have played under center for the Flyboys and they have drafted five at that position since 2011. Is Sam Darnold the solution?
The New York Jets have taken a curious journey under head coach Todd Bowles. They were a huge surprise in 2015, a major disappointment the following season and more competitive than expected last year with a 5-11 record and 8-6-2 ATS mark.
After searching for a dependable quarterback for years, they drafted Sam Darnold, who looks like NFL quarterback, compared to the motley crew that was drafted over the years.
This does not guarantee immediate success, because Bowles has stated Josh McCown is his starter and it’s not like Gang Green is loaded with ability. Heck, as you can see below, even Cleveland has lower NFL odds to win the AFC than the Jets at 5Dimes.
Odds to Win AFC East – +1600 – 4th
Odds to Win the AFC – +4500 – 16th
One would think Bowles has to do better than five or six wins no matter if Darnold plays or not, otherwise, another coaching change will occur in the Big Apple.
2018 – Un6
2017 – Un4.5 (5-11 record)
2016 – Ov8 (5-11 record)
2015 – U7.5 (10-6 record)
Nonetheless, Buffalo is not really trying to win and Miami has not proven they know how to win, so why can’t the Jets come close to .500? Yet, can a team that was 28th in total offense and 25th in total defense last season make that kind of leap?
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