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:
- Average ranking: 32.0 (32nd)
- Best ranking: 32nd (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 32nd (Multiple)
Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 32
At 0-4, they are on their way to becoming perhaps the most interesting team of the 2021 offseason. If the Jets end up with the first pick, do they draft a quarterback? If the answer is yes, do they also keep Sam Darnold? If they don't draft a quarterback, do they trade back and try to accumulate assets to rebuild a terrible roster? Which teams could make an aggressive move up to draft a quarterback? Which teams would be interested in trading for Darnold? The assumption is that the Jets will be moving on from Adam Gase. It's just a matter of when. But GM Joe Douglas faces some huge, potentially franchise-altering decisions.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 32
They might not win a game. It's that bad. Will Adam Gase make it through the season?
USA Today -- Rank: 32
Another of pandemic's very few silver linings is that NYJ fans aren't paying to watch this team in person. Keep your hard-earned, Fireman Ed.
ESPN -- Rank: 32
FPI chance to make playoffs: 0.2%
This might be too high, and that's not a joke. The Jets are doing nothing well; they have nothing to hang their hats on as a source of optimism. They can't score, can't protect the quarterback, can't cover, can't tackle and can't help themselves when it comes to dumb penalties. Consider: They have scored only five touchdowns, three of which came on broken plays when QB Sam Darnold made something out of nothing. Yes, they're a mess. -- Rich Cimini
NFL.com -- Rank: 32
The Jets faced an undrafted free-agent quarterback ... making his first start ... on a short week ... in their building ... and forced three interceptions ... including a pick-six ... without committing a turnover themselves ... and still lost by multiple scores. Pretty much says it all, doesn't it? Rumors circulated ahead of TNF that Adam Gase would be fired without a win over the Broncos, but the Jets remain committed to their coach ... for now, anyway. There's also the not-so-inconsequential matter of New York's defense being a sloppy, undisciplined mess under Gregg Williams, the presumed interim head coach if Gase is let go. Williams leads a defense that committed six personal fouls against Denver. You can understand why management is in no rush to turn over the keys.
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