Unlike their cross-town rivals, the New York Jets will not be making the playoffs this season.
This year, football in New York has seen a revival.
The Giants have been playing the best football that they have played in years under new head coach Brian Daboll.
The Jets have also done very well this year, improving from their four-win season last year to having seven wins going into the final week of the year.
At one point, the Jets had a record of 6-3 and were challenging for a playoff spot.
Then it all collapsed.
The Jets are currently on a five-game losing streak, and yesterday’s defeat to the Seattle Seahawks put the final nail in the coffin for the Jets’ playoff chances.
After yesterday’s loss, the Jets were officially eliminated from playoff contention.
This is not just disappointing for Jets fans, as they did have a chance to make the playoffs this year, but it also continues a somewhat embarrassing streak.
The Jets were officially eliminated from the playoffs. That makes 12 straight years, a new mark for franchise futility. It remains the longest active drought in the league. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) January 2, 2023
The last time the Jets made the playoffs was in 2010.
That is 12 years ago.
In those 12 years, every other NFL team has made the playoffs at least once.
The quarterback for that season was Mark Sanchez, a player more known for the infamous “Butt Fumble” than being a playoff quarterback.
The playoff drought is so long that some players have been drafted, played their careers, and then retired, all before the Jets would make the playoffs again.
The embarrassing streak for the Jets continues.
The question is when will it end?