The 2022 NFL Draft might be the turning point for the New York Jets.
They took care of their pass defense by selecting cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner with the fourth overall selection.
Six picks later, they gave Zach Wilson a talented target by drafting wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
They were able to squeeze in another first-round pick to get defensive end Jermaine Johnson II.
The Jets also took running back Breece Hall in the second round, tight end Jeremy Ruckert in the third, and tackle Max Mitchell in the fourth.
They closed their draft class with defensive end Micheal Clemons.
But until this group pans out, the Jets will remain unfortunate in terms of postseason appearances.
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Will The Jets’ Postseason Futility End In 2022?
The NFL on CBS Twitter account revealed that the Jets own the longest postseason drought dating back to 2010.
That year, they made it to the AFC Championship Game under head coach Rex Ryan.
Unfortunately, they were not able to reach the Super Bowl after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19.
Since then, the Jets only had one winning season and two 8-8 finishes.
Their worst mark was 2-14 in 2020 under Adam Gase.
Robert Saleh’s first season with the Jets was also uninspiring with a 4-13 mark.
He will have another opportunity to mentor the Jets in 2022 but he might not have another opportunity if he doesn’t lead the team to a respectable mark.
Sadly, making it out of their division alone is challenging since the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills were playoff teams last year.
Therefore, it’s highly likely that the Jets’ postseason drought will continue for at least one more season.