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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Jets

Throughout the 2021 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 3 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Fantasy surprise: WR Braxton Berrios

Berrios is not one of the Jets' top three receivers, but he has garnered unexpected playing time due to Jamison Crowder's absence. Working as the slot receiver, Berrios leads the team in targets (18), catches (12) and receiving yards (124). The coaches really like him because he is a precise route runner. Clearly, QB Zach Wilson trusts him. Now, with Crowder poised to return, it'll be interesting to see how they divide the playing time. -- Rich Cimini

NFL.com -- Rank: 30

There will be better days for Zach Wilson ... because they can't get much worse. Wilson threw four interceptions in a 25-6 loss to the Patriots, becoming the latest Next Great Hope in green to be swallowed whole by Bill Belichick. Wilson was brutal from the start, throwing picks on his first two pass attempts while repeatedly making poor decisions in his downfield reads. It's a shame, too, because the Jets played an otherwise-solid game: New York ran the ball well, improved its pass protection from Week 1 in Carolina, and held Mac Jones and the Pats' attack mostly in place. Wilson's epic struggles were simply too much to overcome, and Robert Saleh can only hope his young QB learns from a very tough home debut.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 31

Zack Wilson looked awful in losing to the Patriots, but Bill Belichick has done that to a lot of quarterbacks. They have to measure his season by growth, not victories.

USA Today -- Rank: 30

Asked if he was seeing the same ghosts that led also led predecessor Darnold to throw four INTs against the Patriots in 2019, rookie QB Zach Wilson answered Sunday, "No, most definitely not." But Wilson definitely saw he has a lot to learn about dropping the ball into NFL windows that are actually tightly shut.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

If this were strictly based on last week's game, the Jets' quarterback confidence meter would be at, well, zero. By every measure, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson's day was a disaster: four interceptions, including two on his first two attempts, no touchdowns and a chorus of boos from perpetually unhappy Jets fans. But is the situation hopeless? Definitely not. There were encouraging moments from Wilson in Week 1, and we know he can make all the big NFL throws. He needs to make better decisions, sure, and the Jets need to do a better job of keeping pass rushers off him.

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