Friday, October 16, 2020

New York Jets Week 6 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: 32.0 (32nd)
  • Best ranking: 32nd (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 32nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 32

A failed short-yardage sequence in the first half felt like a microcosm of the Adam Gase era. Facing third-and-1 from the Arizona 13, Gase called a handoff to fullback/tight end Trevon Wesco. Wesco entered the game with one career rush for 2 yards. He got stuffed. Then Gase gave Le'Veon Bell a shot. He was stopped for no gain. Turnover on downs. After the game, Bell searched his name on Twitter and liked a bunch of tweets that highlighted his lack of usage in the passing game and suggested the Jets should trade him. On Tuesday night, the team released him. This feels more like an episode of Ballers than real life. And we're only five weeks in.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

It's now all about whether Trevor Lawrence will be their first pick. They aren't winning a game this season. They are bad.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

Does anyone taking longer to rebuild? This is what, like ... Year 8? Giving Le'Veon Bell a parachute Tuesday night will doubtless, uh, kickstart process.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Biggest weakness: Football

The Jets aren't good at anything, so it's hard to pinpoint one weakness. They're one of only four teams in the past 30 years (and the first since the 2013 Jaguars) to lose their first five games by multiple scores. They've lost by at least nine points in every game, as the offense has managed only six touchdowns. They've given up at least 27 points in every game, and the defense, which kept them in many games last season, is yielding 395 yards per game. It's a dumpster fire. -- Rich Cimini -- Rank: 32

Le'Veon Bell is history, and the Jets are winless through five games for the first time since 1996. That was the final year of the Rich Kotite era, believed by many fans to be the bleakest period for a franchise that's had more than its fair share of valleys. After that '96 season, Bill Parcells took over the organization and turned the Jets into a Super Bowl contender within two years. Will a figure emerge to save the present-day Jets? You know it won't be Adam Gase -- the only question that remains is whether acting owner Christopher Johnson waits to make a move or follows a more immediate path blazed by the Texans and Falcons last week.

Previous update: New York Jets Week 5 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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