New York Jets 2016 Team Report and Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Last season recap
Sometimes when you win you still lose (not in NFL betting online, though; here, when you win, you win), and the New York Jets 2015 is a shining example of that. Actually, shining might not be the right word. The point is, the Jets finished 10-6, improving their 2014 4-12 record and registering their first winning season since 2010. Furthermore, the additions of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie were key to the team’s defensive success, as were QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and wide receiver Brandon Marshall on offense. Alas, it was all for naught; the NY team was the league’s only team with a winning record to miss the postseason (the Pittsburgh Steelers also finished 10-6 but had a better record against common opponents). Jets, you tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. Nah, just kidding. There is always next year – which is this year.
The 2016 season will be the Jets’ 47th in the league and the second with head coach Todd Bowles. Fitzpatrick, Revis, and Marshall remain with the team, but Cromartie was released. However, Jets fans of NFL betting online will surely miss D’Brickashaw Ferguson the most. The offensive tackle will be conspicuous by his absence from the gridiron in 2016. The 32 year old, who started every game at left tackle for the Jets since the beginning of the 2006 season, announced his retirement on April 8th, after 10 seasons and 160 straight starts. On the plus side, Ferguson’s untimely retirement may have indirectly led to the resigning of Fitzpatrick. Reportedly, the Jets and the QB didn’t see eye to eye in terms of financial compensation (i.e., the Jets wouldn’t show Fitzpatrick the money). D’Brickashaw walking away may have freed some of the $12 million that the Jets resigned the QB for on July 27th. And Fitz is worth it; he posted the best numbers of his ten-year career in his debut year in New York – 335 completed passes of 562 (59.6%) for 3,905 yards and 31 TDs, plus 270 rushing yards. The Jets just wouldn’t have the same NFL betting online odds at football betting websites without him.
What to expect
Fans of NFL betting online can expect rookie wide receiver Jalin Marshall to show the 31 teams that didn’t select him in the 2016 draft that perhaps they should have – something which he has already started to demonstrate in the Jets training camp. In the interest of accuracy, it is only fair to add that the Jets didn’t select him either, but they did sign him as an undrafted free agent – joining former Ohio State teammates OLB Darron Lee (20th pick in the first round) and Devin Smith – and coach Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan may as well pat themselves on the back over their good judgment. Marshall has gotten first-team reps through the first six practices while at the same time being assessed as a punt and kick returner. While the rookie has a long way to go, he is living proof of the Jets’ offensive depth, which includes the likes of Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Kenbrell Thompkins, and Quincy Enunwa.
Odds to win Super Bowl 51: +6550