The New York Jets have been humiliated on Sunday, dropping 30-0 to the Miami Dolphins in what may need been their worst total efficiency of the season.
It not solely secured a dropping season for the eighth yr in a row, it additionally mathematically eradicated them from playoff competition within the AFC. That extends their present playoff drought to 13 consecutive seasons.
That’s now the longest lively playoff drought within the 4 main North American sports activities leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL).
The Jets haven’t made the playoffs because the 2010 season after they went to the AFC Championship sport — the place they’d lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers — with Rex Ryan as their head coach and Mark Sanchez as their quarterback.
This has turned out to be a bitterly disappointing season for the Jets after it started with such promise. They have been bringing again one of many league’s finest defenses from a yr in the past and had a proficient group of younger ability place gamers led by operating again Breece Corridor and vast receiver Garrett Wilson.
Then they acquired what they thought could be the lacking piece in quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
All of that hope disappeared simply 4 video games into the season when Rodgers had an Achilles harm that has sidelined him all yr. That has left the Jets quarterback scenario within the arms of Zach Wilson, Trevor Simien and Tim Boyle. All of them have been depressing.
As unhealthy because the quarterbacks have been the Jets have way more issues than simply Rodgers’ harm. That was very true on Sunday towards the Dolphins the place they out-coached, out-schemed, out-prepared and out-worked. Rodgers was not going to repair that.
All season Rodgers has been teasing a possible return and is expected to be cleared to return for this week’s Christmas Eve sport towards the Washington Commanders.
With the Jets having no probability to make the playoffs or end with a successful report there may be completely no cause for him to strive that.