The New York Jets have high hopes for the upcoming NFL season, as the arrival of future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers has given them hope for a Super Bowl appearance.
This is in stark contrast to the past several seasons, during which there was virtually no hope for the Jets to do anything significant.
In fact, they currently hold the longest active losing streak at seven.
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The last time New York made the playoffs was in 2010 when they went 11–5 and reached the AFC Championship Game where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Next, they were coached by the loud and eloquent Rex Ryan, who infamously guaranteed they would win the Super Bowl during the 2011 season after losing two consecutive seasons in the AFC title game.
But this is perhaps the first time the Jets have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations since the days of Joe Namath, who led them to their last world championship in the 1968 season.
In addition to Rodgers, they have a solid wide receiver corps, as well as one of the league’s best defenses, led by Defensive Rookie of the Year Saus Gardner.
That defense ranked fourth in both points and total yards allowed last season and includes All-Pro first-team defensive tackle Quinnan Williams.
But the AFC will be extremely competitive, and includes the AFC East, which has three other teams it believes are playoff-caliber.
Still, there’s no doubt that expectations are skyrocketing in the tri-state area.
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