TOJ Roundtable: What Will The New York Jets Final Record Be

Your favorite TOJ writers tackle the topic of the Jets’ final record.

The TOJ Crew comes back around the roundtable to discuss the Jets topic of the week. This week we try and predict what the Jets record will be at the end.

Will Parkinson, host of TOJ Pod:

6-11: I think the Jets are mostly on track for where we all thought they would end up at the end of the season. Did I think they would win some of the games they have and lose some of the ones they have? No, I, did not. With that said, I think they Jets should still finish between 6 and 7 wins. After the Bills game, they should get Becton and Wilson back in addition to a much easier stretch of games on the schedule. The win yesterday got them back on track and should help launch them going into the second half of the season where they should be able to win another 4-5 ball games.

Stephen Zantz, co-host of TOJ Live:

6-11: Hate to copy Will but that’s where I think it nets out. I felt that 5-6 wins before the season was a sweet spot with 7 being the absolute ceiling. Assuming Zach comes back next week or for Miami, I believe he will look like a different QB. This time to reset and watch the offense will help him. John Beck being a part of the team is also going to make a massive difference since he has a huge comfort level. My predictions for the games they will win are as followed: MIA (Home), JAX, HOU, & NO. I picked the Saints game as the random game they won that no one expected. Now that Jameis is out for the season, that game looks much easier. The other game they could steal is PHI which would be nice since they have never beaten the Eagles in franchise history.

Stephen Russo, co-host of TOJ Live:

7-10:  Boy a lot can change in a week, can’t it?  I am sticking with my preseason record prediction here and I believe the Jets hit their stride at the right time to take advantage of a soft back half schedule.  With 10 games remaining, 6 of those are against losing teams and they will close out with the Bucs and the Bills – who could be resting starters at that time.  I feel like this team can build some momentum to finish the year .500 and potentially win a game or two against teams they probably shouldn’t.  The game that sticks out to me is New Orleans.  New Orleans typically struggles outside the dome and coming to MetLife in December with a backup quarterback could be ripe for an upset.  So, whether it’s on the back of Mike White or Zach Wilson (I’m only half joking), I believe this past Sunday was a sign of good things to come from this young core and coaching staff.  The Jets can close out this year 5-5 – probably dropping a game or two they shouldn’t, but winning a game they shouldn’t along the way like we have already seen.  

Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.