The buzz around the New York Jets surrounds their attempt to land future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is currently under contract with the Green Bay Packers.
New York has an interesting young team that features ample talent, especially on the defensive side of the football.
However, the team has been a laughingstock for a long time, and now owns a mark of futility that no one wants, as they have the longest playoff drought in any of our nation’s four major pro sports leagues.
With the Sacramento Kings snapping theirs, the Jets (12 seasons) now have the longest active playoff drought out of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. pic.twitter.com/DesZrTlL50
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 30, 2023
The last time the Jets reached the NFL playoffs was the 2010 season, when they reached the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row.
But since then, they have mustered just one season with a winning record.
In some markets, perhaps such a long streak of futility would be a little more tolerable, but not in the Tri-state area, where everyone demands greatness from their teams.
The Jets have won only one Super Bowl in their history, which came in Super Bowl III where QB Joe Namath famously guaranteed a win over the favored Baltimore Colts, then delivered just that.
The current iteration of the Jets features the Defensive Rookie of the Year in cornerback Sauce Gardner, wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who is the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, and one of Rodgers’ favorite wideouts in Allen Lazard, who spent the last five seasons with the Packers.
The bad news for New York is that even a bounce-back year from Rodgers may mean, at best, a third-place finish in the AFC East, but at least his impending arrival would mean a great shot at returning to the postseason.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Names His Backup Plan If Jets Don't Land Aaron Rodgers