New York Jets

2018 New York Jets NFL Betting Odds & Preview

The full-on rebuild is taking shape at New York Jets camp and it makes us wonder how the team is going to look in 2018. Three seasons ago the Jets went 10-6 and barely missed the playoffs. Many felt the window would still be open in 2016, but with a core of aging players, the Jets stumbled to a 5-11 mark. Changes were made prior to last season and the Jets actually surprised a lot of people by again winning five games. Coach Todd Bowles was retained to oversee the rebuild, Sam Darnold was taken third overall in the draft as the quarterback of the future and the Jets better win more than five games this season or Bowles will be done.

2018 New York Jets at a Glance

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Jets Super Bowl Odds: +12000

Jets AFC Championship Odds: +5300

Jets AFC East Odds: +1600

Jets Regular Season Win Total: 6

One thing that will certainly help the rebuild process is a franchise quarterback, and the Jets feel they got their man in Darnold, who they traded up to get with the third overall pick in the draft. Most experts felt Darnold was the most pro-ready in the rich draft class and the Jets may have struck it big. Of course we don’t know how Darnold is going to fare in the NFL, but if he is close to being as good as the experts expect the Jets are set at the position for years.

The Jets can take their time developing Darnold with two veterans on the roster. Last year’s starter Josh McCown was actually very good and the Jets performed well for him. The journeyman who made just 60 starts in 15 seasons before 2017 completed over 67 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. McCown was shelved late in the season with a broken hand and the Jets lost their final three games by a combined score of 71-32 with Bryce Petty starting. Former Vikings starter Teddy Bridgewater was acquired as insurance and there’s a good chance the Jets carry all three on their opening day roster. McCown is 39 and an injury waiting to happen. Bridgewater is coming off a gruesome knee injury and Darnold has just 22 college starts under his belt.

This is a pivotal year for Bowles after going 5-11 in each of the last two. Five wins last year was huge considering the team started its rebuild and many felt the Jets wouldn’t win a game. Five wins in 2016 was disappointing for a veteran club that just missed reaching the playoffs the season before. Things are moving in a positive direction and getting a few more victories in 2018 would show the rebuild is working.

2018 New York Jets Schedule

Week 1: Jets at Detroit Lions, Monday, Sep. 10, 7:10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Week 2: Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sep. 16, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 3: Jets at Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Sep. 20, 8:20 p.m. ET (NFLN)

Week 4: Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sep. 30, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

Week 5: Jets vs. Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 6: Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 7: Jets vs. Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

Week 8: Jets at Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 9: Jets at Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 10: Jets vs. Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 11: BYE

Week 12: Jets vs. New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 13: Jets at Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 14: Jets at Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

Week 15: Jets vs. Houston Texans, Saturday, Dec. 15, TBA (NFLN)

Week 16: Jets vs. Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

Week 17: Jets at New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

New York Jets History

The greatest moment in franchise history took place a half century ago. That’s how bad things have been for the Jets. An original member of the American Football League, the team began play as the Titans of New York, but struggles on the field and at the box office forced an ownership change and with it came a rebranding. The team started playing its home games at Shea Stadium, which is near LaGuardia Airport, and the team adopted its current nickname.

In 1968 the Jets posted their first winning season and defeated Oakland in the AFL Championship Game, earning the right to play Baltimore in Super Bowl III. The Jets were an 18-point underdog in that game, but Joe Namath predicted a victory and delivered. The Jets became the first AFL team to win a Super Bowl, bringing much needed credibility to the league ahead of the 1970 merger with the NFL.

Mediocrity ensued. The Jets reached the playoffs in the final season before the league’s merged and then didn’t reach the postseason for the first time as a NFL team until 1981. They got their first NFL playoff victory the next season, beating Cincinnati in a wild card game and advancing to the AFC Championship. The team has never qualified for the postseason in three straight seasons and hasn’t been to the playoffs since back-to-back AFC title game appearances in 2009 and 2010.

201011-5Lost Conference Championship
20099-7Lost Conference Championship
200610-6Lost Wild Card Round
200410-6Lost Divisional Round
20029-7Lost Divisional Round
200110-6Lost Wild Card Round
199812-4Lost Conference Championship
19918-8Lost Wild Card Round
198610-6Lost Divisional Round
198511-5Lost Wild Card Round
19826-3Lost Conference Championship
198110-5-1Lost Wild Card Round