Saturday, October 2, 2021

New York Jets Week 4 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 31.8 (32nd)
  • Best ranking: 31st (The Athletic)
  • Worst ranking: 32nd (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

Zach Wilson is struggling -- big time. He is throwing too many interceptions (seven), and he is taking too many sacks (15). They're not all his fault, but he must do a better job of delivering the ball on time. At times, he appears indecisive, as if he isn't trusting his reads. Look, he is a rookie, and this is to be expected. He knew there would be adversity in this position, and he is getting it all -- and early in the season. The arm talent is there, and he is more physically skilled than people realize, but that doesn't mean anything if you don't know where to go with the ball. Right now, he looks lost. -- Rich Cimini -- Rank: 32

The Jets are 0-3 for the third consecutive season, and it's a bad 0-3. Sunday's shutout loss to the Broncos was filled with penalties, drops, blown assignments and turnovers. The result was a non-competitive performance that reflects badly on new head coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas, who should start taking some heat for his construction of a Jets team that's lost 17 of 19 games under his stewardship. Zach Wilson was far from good in his third start, but he received virtually no help from Jets teammates who weren't ready for Denver's intensity. In defense of Wilson and the offense, the schedule dealt them three of the best defenses in football to start the season. The Titans should present something of a respite, but nothing can be assumed in Gotham these days.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

The offense is so bad right now. Zach Wilson isn't good, but he doesn't really have a chance. It's going to be a long season.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

Never good signs when you become incrementally less competitive at start of a season ... or see your rookie QB picked off seven times and sacked 15 in his first three NFL starts.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Surprise! We were sure by now that we'd have something positive to say about the Jets. New coach, new culture, new quarterback, yadda yadda yadda. And yet, after three weeks, we're alarmed to say there is hardly a single redeeming quality about this Jets team, and certainly none about the offense. We didn't think it was possible to get worse than the Adam Gase-Sam Darnold disaster of 2020, but here we are.

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