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2020 NFL Power Rankings: New York Jets

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Jets rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Adam Gase has failed to produce a top-25 offense in his last three seasons as a play-caller. Given the coaching and surrounding talent, the most likely scenario here is another wasted season for Sam Darnold. Is he the type of quarterback who can carry an offense on his back? No. But not a lot of those guys exist. There's a whole middle tier of quarterbacks who will succeed in the right situation and struggle in the wrong situation. Unfortunately for Darnold, he's had nothing but bad situations since he entered the league.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

Can Sam Darnold show that he can be the cornerstone of this team's push to become a contender? So far, that hasn't been the case, although he did improve late last season.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

Overhauled O-line needs time to jell, but rookie LT Mekhi Becton might just have goods to unlock talents of QB Sam Darnold, RB Le'Veon Bell.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Does Sam Darnold have enough players to realize his potential?

Rich Cimini: It'll be tough because they lack a perimeter playmaker. Yes, wide receiver Breshad Perriman has crazy speed, but he's a one-trick pony who will disappear for stretches in a short passing game. With slot receiver Jamison Crowder and tight end Chris Herndon, Darnold has enough to be efficient over the middle. It'll be on coach Adam Gase to scheme up ways to balance inside-outside. If he's smart, he'll run the offense through running back Le'Veon Bell, taking pressure off Darnold.

NFL.com -- Rank: 25

What can be expected from Sam Darnold? That's ultimately what this season is about for the Jets, who won't contend for a Super Bowl but still believe they have the quarterback who can one day get them there. Now it's on Darnold to prove the organization's faith and take the next step in his development. Camp reports were positive about GM Joe Douglas' rebuilt offensive line, and Darnold isn't exactly bereft of playmakers, with Le'Veon Bell, Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Chris Herndon in the building. Darnold needs to stay healthy and must eliminate some of the mistakes that dotted his 2019. If he doesn't, and the Jets end up with a high first-round pick come April, speculation of yet another QB reboot will run rampant.

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