Sunday, January 3, 2021

New York Jets Week 17 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 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:

  • Average ranking: 30.6 (31st)
  • Best ranking: 30th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 31st (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Marcus Maye, S: He's played 100 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps and has performed well in multiple roles. Maye is the type of young player (he'll be 28 at the start of next season) the Jets should be looking to hold on to, especially given their lack of talent.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 31

They've won two straight games and have looked decent in doing so. They should just keep Sam Darnold.

USA Today -- Rank: 30

Congrats, NYJ fans, you've clinched the No. 2 pick of the 2021 draft. Here's hoping you do the right thing and bookend OT Penei Sewell opposite Mekhi Becton.

ESPN -- Rank: 31

New Year's resolution: Hire a dynamic coach who can galvanize the whole organization

For too long, the Jets have been obsessed with hiring so-called offensive and defensive gurus as their head coaches. The current coach, Adam Gase, hasn't done much guru-ing, and he's expected to be fired. His replacement should be someone who can lead the entire team -- a CEO-type, if you will. There's a leadership void in the organization, and it needs a strong personality to create a winning culture. It doesn't matter if it's an offensive, defensive or special teams coach. -- Rich Cimini -- Rank: 30

The No. 1 overall pick was all but lost, so why not win another football game? That's exactly what the Jets did in their latest upset -- a 23-16 conquest over the Browns at the Meadowlands. Consider it something of a revenge game against Baker Mayfield, the quarterback who famously toppled the Jets in prime time in his NFL debut back in 2018. Mayfield fumbled three times on Sunday, including back-to-back fumbles that ended Cleveland's final two possessions. Sam Darnold, the QB taken two spots after Mayfield in the 2018 draft, threw two touchdown passes in what could be the final home start of his star-crossed Jets career. Huge decisions loom for GM Joe Douglas and the Jets' brain trust in the coming weeks and months.

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