The Super Bowl will be a big topic at MetLife Stadium this season, but it is unlikely to be mentioned much in relation to the Jets.
The days when the Jets could talk about advancing to the big game with at least a semi-straight face are long gone and the bigger question this season is whether the guy who said he’d shake hands with the President of the United States still has a job when it is over. Rex Ryan’s on the hot seat after last year’s 6-10 finish led to the departure of General Manager Mike Tannenbaum and several of the veterans that had formed the core of the roster.
It will be up to new General Manager John Idzik to make the call on Ryan’s future while constructing a new core of talent and we’d only expect to see him accomplish the first of those tasks this year. There’s a lot of work to be done in terms of personnel, all of which won’t mean much if the team can’t find a quarterback able to turn the ball over less frequently than Mark Sanchez has over the last couple of seasons.
Those are big obstacles and big reasons why the Jets rank near the back of the list in our power rankings. You can read our entire training camp preview of the Jets right here and then let us know whether we’ve ranked them correctly.