PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Positive Statistics Edition

Joe Caporoso with a PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of positive statistics for the New York Jets heading into 2017…

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Last week we looked at 12 negative (nightmare) stats for the New York Jets. Today we flip the script and go positive. In no particular order…

1 – Despite beginning the season inactive and enduring a horrid quarterback situation, undrafted free agent Robby Anderson finished 6th among all rookies in receptions (42) and receiving yards (587). He had the third most catches of 20 yards+ (10) and the highest yards per catch (14.0) of any rookie with at least 20 receptions. Now imagine he had somebody who could complete this when he runs by Richard Sherman?

2 – Out of all the receivers with at least 50 receptions, Quincy Enunwa was 5th in the NFL in YAC per reception (6.5). He was 32nd overall out of all NFL players, including running backs, with 378 total yards after the catch. Enunwa was also the NFL’s most efficient deep ball receiver per Pro Football Focus, catching 8 of his 10 targets for 278 yards.

3 – Out of all NFL running backs with at least 100 carries last season, Bilal Powell had the second highest YPC at 5.5 (we call that the anti Shonn Greene). Powell only received more than 8 carries in four games last season and averaged 103 yards per game when it occurred. He also had 58 receptions and caught a pass in every single Jets game but one. Powell forced a missed tackle on every 0.14 rushing attempts , the same as David Johnson and DaVonta Freeman.

4 – Leonard Williams was the #1 run stopping interior defender in the NFL last year from week 13-17, he was also tied for first among interior defenders in impact play rate. Williams also more than doubled his sack total from 2015 (3 to 7) and increased his snap count from 887 to 978.

5 – The Jets lost four games by one possession in 2016, including two that can be blamed directly on their special teams (Nick Folk’s chip shot shanks vs. the Bengals and Antonio Allen going offsides versus Miami setting up their game winning kick return late in the fourth quarter).

6 – The age of the Jets receivers and tight ends: Enunwa (25), Anderson (24), Stewart (23), Hansen (22), Marshall (21), Peake (24), Seferian-Jenkins (24) and Leggett (22).

7 – Jordan Jenkins statistics from his final four games projected out over an entire season: 10 sacks, 68 tackles, 4 FFs 4 FRs

8 – The Jets have six players on their roster who have over 20 receptions in a season: Enunwa, Anderson, Seferian-Jenkins, Powell, Forte and Marquess Wilson.

9 – Jets rookies combined for 75 receptions, 935 yards and 4 touchdowns last year (Anderson, Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall).

10 – Josh Martin was 6th in the NFL last year with 14 special teams tackles.

11 – The Jets were 11th in the NFL in rushing defense in 2016.

12 – Besides New England, the Jets are the only AFC East team since 2001 to win a playoff game, with six total wins. Miami has not won a playoff game since 2000. Buffalo has not won a playoff game since 1995 (!).

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports