Being a New York Jets fan hasn’t been easy, especially as of late.
Quarterback play has been one of the biggest issues for the franchise, with the team struggling to find a reliable guy who could actually lead their offense.
Since Mark Sanchez‘s downfall, the Jets have started:
Greg McElroy, Geno Smith, Michael Vick, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty, Josh McCown, Sam Darnold, Joe Flacco, Josh Johnson, Mike White, and Zach Wilson.
Needless to say, having eleven starting QBs in a decade isn’t much of a recipe for success.
But as bad as things have been historically for this franchise, things look even worse when you take a look at some of their stats.
According to CBS Sports, the Jets have had three consecutive seasons without a quarterback throwing for at least ten touchdowns.
Fitzpatrick is the only quarterback in franchise history to have 30+ passing touchdowns in one season, and they haven’t had a quarterback throw for at least 4,000 yards since team legend Joe Namath did it all the way back in 1967.
Being a Jets quarterback has been tough:
◦ 3 consecutive seasons without a QB throwing 10+ pass TD
◦ Only one QB has had a season w/ 30+ pass TD – Ryan Fitzpatrick
◦ Haven't had a QB throw for 4,000+ yards since Joe Namath in 1967 pic.twitter.com/49wvmTONVP
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 27, 2023
You cannot win in the National Football League unless you have a good quarterback; that’s just a fact, and it’s become more true as the years go by and the new rules keep favoring offensive players.
So, it’s clear that the Jets have to just bite the bullet and give up on former second-overall pick Wilson, who might go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
This team is too good and too promising, so they better put an end to these QB woes once and for all.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Slams Jets' Hiring Of Nathaniel Hackett