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

ESPN -- Rank: 28

The Jets are the youngest team in the league, and they're playing like it, especially on offense. The defense is overachieving, thanks to an underrated front four, but that is offset by an offense that can't get out of its own way. You knew the offense would have growing pains, especially with a rookie quarterback (Zach Wilson), but to have no points in the first quarter of games? Even the biggest pessimists couldn't have imagined that. Essentially, the Jets are playing from behind every week, putting a tremendous strain on Wilson. They have to change the formula or else they're looking at 3-14 or 4-13. -- Rich Cimini

NFL.com -- Rank: 30

The Jets had multiple issues to work out during their bye week, but none is bigger than their immense problem with slow starts on offense. New York is five games into the season and has managed a single touchdown in the first half. Last week in London, Matt Ryan and the Falcons had piled up 14 first downs before Zach Wilson and the Jets managed one. This ongoing struggle is putting too much stress on a defense that has appeared gassed by the fourth quarter. Robert Saleh hired Mike LaFleur, in part, because the first-year offensive coordinator runs a Kyle Shanahan offense that's supposed to be friendly to young QBs. Can it be friendlier?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 31

They better hope rookie passer Zach Wilson uses the bye to focus on his game. He has really struggled to start his career.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

Coming out of their bye week, they'll catch a salty Patriots team in New England ... a place the Jets haven't won since their stunning upset in the 2010 playoffs. "Can't wait," right?

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Rookie Heat Check: The Jets are taking the long view on quarterback Zach Wilson and not overreacting to his early struggles. Wilson's nine interceptions are the most among rookies, and we'd like to see him improve his accuracy. He's completed more than 60 percent of his passes in a game just once, despite having one of the lowest yards per attempt averages (6.5) in the league, ahead of only Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Fields, Jared Goff and Jacoby Brissett. The Jets' other first-round pick, guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, has been a bright spot. He played his best game against the Falcons in Week 5 and hasn't allowed a sack since Week 1.

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