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New York Jets: 2016 Preview, Offseason Recap, Status Report, Schedule, Outlook

New York Jets

July 19, 2016

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The New York Jets have not made the playoffs since the 2010 season, and they hope to change that under the second year of head coach Todd Bowles. The Jets finished with a solid 10-6 record in his first try and should feel confident entering this season.

Here is the 2016 New York Jets football preview.

New York Jets: 2016 Preview, Offseason Recap, Status Report, Schedule, Outlook

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Key Player Losses: The Jets lost their leading rusher in Chris Ivory, who topped 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and Stevan Ridley left for Detroit after playing just eight games in New York. Jeremy Kerley also left for the motor city after playing five seasons for the Jets and racking up 182 receptions during that time. Defensively, linebacker Demario Davis left for Cleveland after finishing second on the team with 90 tackles and Damon Harrison now plays for the Giants after three seasons with the Jets and 105 tackles.

Key Player Additions: The big addition for the Jets was running back Matt Forte, who produced 8,602 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns in his lengthy career in Chicago. Forte is now 30 years old, but when healthy, he’s still one of the top backs in the league and also provides a boost as a receiver. Defensively, the Jets added defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins, a backup who had four sacks last season for the Bears, and linebacker Bruce Carter, who has 207 career tackles with the Cowboys and Buccaneers. Clearly, Forte was the big splash in New York.

Draft: The Jets did a solid job of bolstering their linebacker core with Darron Lee out of Ohio State, an athletic and smart guy who should see considerable snaps his rookie season. With questions surrounding Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith, the addition of a quarterback with upside in Christian Hackenberg makes sense. Jordan Jenkins is a smart linebacker and wide receiver Charone Peake has the potential to be a steal in the seventh round. Peake could have been an early second day pick if it weren’t for injuries, including an ACL tear back in 2013.

Outlook: The Jets still have a great defense and an offense led by one of the better 1-2 punches at wide receiver in Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall. After winning 10 games last season and returning majority of the same team, there’s no reason why the Jets can’t get a wild card spot or even push the Patriots for the division crown. Assuming the contract is worked out with Fitzpatrick, the Jets should be thinking playoffs for the first time in a while.

New York Jets 2016 Schedule:

Sep. 11, Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Sep. 15, at Buffalo Bills (Thu), 8:25 PM, CBS/NFLN/Twitter

 

Sep. 25, at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 PM, CBS

 

Oct. 2, Seattle Seahawks, 1:00 PM, FOX

 

Oct. 9, at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Oct. 17, at Arizona Cardinals (Mon), 8:30 PM, ESPN

 

Oct. 23, Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Oct. 30, at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Nov. 6, at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Nov. 13, Los Angeles Rams, 1:00 PM, FOX

 

BYE 

 

Nov. 27, New England Patriots *, 8:30 PM, NBC

 

Dec. 5, Indianapolis Colts (Mon), 8:30 PM, ESPN

 

Dec. 11, at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 PM, CBS

 

Dec. 17, Miami Dolphins (Sat), 8:25 PM, NFLN

 

Dec. 24, at New England Patriots (Sat), 1:00 PM, CBS

 

Jan. 1, Buffalo Bills, 1:00 PM, CBS

 

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