PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Statistical Nightmare Edition

Joe Caporoso on the scariest stats from the New York Jets recent playoff drought…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, brought to you by PrimeSport, official sponsor of the New York Jets. Make sure you subscribe to our TOJ Podcast and our new Play Like A Jet Podcast

And of course, check out our new store at The Loyalist!

The New York Jets are stuck in a six year playoff drought, their longest since 1992-1997. If they miss this year, it will be their longest since 1970-1980, as over the past 37 years they have never missed the playoffs seven years in a row. Over the course of this recent drought, here are the scariest statistics in no particular order…

1 – Outside of 2015, when they were 10th in the NFL, the Jets have been 22nd or worse in total offense every single season, including a 30th place finish in 2012 and 26th place finish last year.

2 – Only one Jets linebacker hit double digit sacks (Calvin, The Ageless God, Pace) who had 10 in 2013. No other Jet besides Muhammad Wilkerson has passed double digit sacks. He did it twice (2013 and 2015).

3 – The Jets Special Teams DVOA Rankings

  • 2016: 31st
  • 2015 25th
  • 2014: 16th
  • 2013: 10th
  • 2012: 21st
  • 2011: 4th

4 – The Jets have not had a running back surpass 1,100 yards rushing. The best performances were Shonn Greene in 2011 and 2012 (1,054 yards and 1,063 yards with an average YPC of 4.0) and Chris Ivory in 2015 with 1,070 yards.

5 – Outside of 2015, when both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker passed 1,000 yards, they have had zero receivers pass 1,000 yards.

6 – The Jets have not scored a defensive touchdown since 2013. Outside of Doug Middleton’s garbage time fumble recovery vs. Buffalo in week 17 of 2016, the Jets have not scored a special teams touchdown since 2012.

7 – Jets quarterbacks have thrown 118 touchdowns to 114 interceptions during their playoff drought.

8 – The Jets record against New England over the past six years 2-10 with a loss by 38 points, 30 points and 21 points. The Jets record against Miami over the past six years is 6-6 with two losses by 21 points and one by 20 points.

9 – The Jets positional allotment of their first round picks, arguably the most valuable asset for a team who misses the playoffs:

  • 2011 – Defensive End
  • 2012 – Defensive End
  • 2013 – Cornerback, Defensive End
  • 2014 – Strong Safety
  • 2015 – Defensive End
  • 2016 – Inside Linebacker
  • 2017 – Safety

10 – The Jets second round picks over their playoff drought

  • 2011 – No pick
  • 2012 – Stephen Hill (out of NFL)
  • 2013 – Geno Smith (on New York Giants)
  • 2014 – Jace Amaro (on Tennessee Titans)
  • 2015 – Devin Smith (on IR)
  • 2016 – Christian Hackenberg (yet to play)
  • 2017 – Marcus Maye

11 – The Jets third round picks over their playoff drought

  • 2011 – Kenrick Ellis (Free Agent)
  • 2012 – Demario Davis (back on team 2015 release, below average starter)
  • 2013 – Brian Winters (starting guard, just received new contract)
  • 2014 – Dexter McDougle (third stringer)
  • 2015 – Lorenzo Mauldin (projected 2017 starter)
  • 2016 – Jordan Jenkins (projected 2017 starter)
  • 2017 – ArDarius Stewart

12 – The Jets turnover margin rankings:

  • 2016 – Tied for 31st (-20)
  • 2015 – Tied for 6th (+6)
  • 2014 – Tied for 29th (-11)
  • 2013 – 30th (-14)
  • 2012 – 29th (-14)
  • 2011 – 21st (-3)

Photo Credit: NewYorkJets.com 

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

  • Mr C

    I just threw up in my mouth !

  • Craig Blaze

    is this guy even a Jets fan? All the writing is super negative all the time. Take a happy pill dude, you don’t own the team.

  • Joe Barra

    Calling Demario Davis a below average starter is really overselling him

  • glegly

    #12 was perhaps one of the biggest outliers that should’ve caught the NYJ eye – they won a few games purely based on the TO differential in 2015. But since they finished 10-6 that year, who cares about a few statistical anomolies? Their decision to ignore was then celebrated by having the worst TO diff in years, and 20th in the league.