Badlands – The New York Jets “Final” 53 Man Roster

Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers discuss the New York Jets final 53 man roster. Joe is also joined by Kevin Clark of The Ringer to breakdown the 2021 AFC East…

Catch up on all our latest content at Badlands, where we will have multiple podcasts and articles dropping each week all season long. We recommend migrating to Patreon if you are currently on PodBean because you can access all of the content there. Check out the latest below:

  • Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers  break down the latest flurry of New York Jets roster moves including moving on from Chris Herndon and Blessaun Austin. They also discuss waiver wire pickups, Jamison Crowder trade rumors, season long over/unders for the Jets and much more…
  • Joe Caporoso is joined by Kevin Clark of The Ringer to discuss 2021 expectations for the New York Jets, the state of the AFC East and potential surprise teams from his recent NFL training camp tour. Joe then gives a few thoughts on the Jets recent cuts and acquisitions, including the trade for Shaq Lawson…

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

“We Got A MONSTER On Our Hands!” | Jets Mekhi Becton’s INSANE NFL Workout

No Days Off from Whistle Sports – A documentary on Mekhi Becton’s offseason and expectations for 2021

A deep dive into the offseason workouts of New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton and how he has worked to make himself one of the best young offensive lineman in the NFL. Watch below and leave a comment on the YouTube video that says “TOJ” to be eligible to WIN any Jets jersey of your choice! 

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

TOJ Roundtable: New York Jets QB Zach Wilson Season Predictions

The TOJ Roundtable returns for the 2021-2022 season, where the TOJ writers gather around the aptly-named round table to discuss all things New York Football Jets this coming season. Make sure to follow every writer on Twitter.

What will New York Jets QB Zach Wilson’s stat line be for this coming season?

DA Osorio
I’ve already gone on record, most recently on the Trap Or Die podcast, that I think Jets QB Zach Wilson wins NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. I think it is a two-QB race between him and Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence and I think Wilson, because of a Jets defense that will keep games close enough to give him some signature moments in pursuit of an award generally given to QBs who produce those, ends up edging out the former first-overall pick. A first-year stat line of 24 TDs, 4 interceptions, and 3896 yards is on the docket for the young signal-caller as he mirrors Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s statistical averages for his rookie season. Those numbers, plus an 8-9 record for the Jets, propels him towards some hardware.

Dan Essien:
My predicted stat line for Zach Wilson in this 2021 17-game regular season is 3750 passing yards, 28 TDs, 15 INTs, 62% Comp, and 7.1 Y/A. I believe the Jets will rely steadily on the run game, as Wilson acclimates to the NFL game. When he’s let loose, he can be a bit of a risk-taker so he won’t be without a nice chunk of turnovers. However, the good will noticeably outweigh the bad with Wilson.

Michael Meegan:

For his rookie season, I predict Zach to throw for 3620 yards, 25 TD’s, and 7 INTs with a completion percentage of 64% and a Y/A of 7.4.  The Jets are going to be a run-first offense this year, I do not expect to see many games with Zach throwing the ball 40 times a game.  Zach was a low turnover guy in college never throwing double digits picks in any of his 3 years starting and I do not expect that trend to stop once he gets to the NFL.  We will not have to talk about Zach making a 2nd-year leap 12 months from now because he will be good from the jump.

Matt Gianesses:

I predict Zach Wilson will throw for 24 TD’s and 13 interceptions in 2021. These are very reasonable numbers to ask from a 2nd overall pick in today’s NFL. 24 TDs is a number only eight Jets QBs have reached before. The combination of a more aggressive and modern offense and a 17th game will help Zach reach the touchdown threshold. If healthy for all 17 games, Zach will throw for 3,700 yards.

Joe Belic:

Love Matty highlighting the more modern offense, but I think The Jets offense is predicated on running the ball (a little old school philosophy), and I believe that will somewhat hinder Wilson’s stat line. That said, I feel a 17-game season with 3750 passing yards, 23 TDs, 15 INTs, 62% completion percentage, 7.0 Y/A, 50 rushing attempts for 225 yards, and two touchdowns on the ground is realistic production. Not even Aaron Rodgers topped 7.0 Y/A his first season under Matt LaFleur, and Baker Mayfield averaged 222 Y/G in a comparable offense last year. Look for similar numbers in those categories for Wilson. While it’s not the sexiest prediction, I think it’s a good start to a career and something to build on for the future.

Will Parkinson:

For me, Zach Wilson over a 17-game season rookie year will throw for 3525 yards, 24 TDs, 10 INTs, 68% Comp, and 7.5 Y/A. I think the Jets are going to rely early and often on the run game: the use of a ton of outside zone will be to take advantage of the team’s speed and get Wilson in ALOT of early quick reads and play action. This will be done, in my opinion, to help build his confidence as he starts out the year facing two great defensive coaches in Bill Belicheck and Vic Fangio. I think he’ll take some big-time shots downfield and convert big plays but work to minimize turnovers. I think it’ll be a strong OROY-type season from Wilson and lead into a huge 2022.

Dylan Price:

I agree with Will on this point: given the offense will rely so heavily on the run, I don’t foresee Zach Wilson throwing the ball a ton. I disagree with how generous everyone is with their predicted stat lines given the acknowledgment that the Jets will be a run-heavy team. Over a 17 game season, I look for Wilson to just eclipse 3,000 yards with a total of 3,196 yards. I expect a touchdown to interception ratio of around 22 to 12 and a completion percentage of around 63%. Look for an average of around 6.9 Y/A as well. It’s not that I don’t think Wilson will light things up, but between the heavy rushing attack LaFleur will install coupled with just the natural progression for a rookie over a 17 game season, his production will be handicapped slightly. All in all, I expect a strong season with a very good last 4-5 games.

 

Greg Armstrong

I can see Wilson having a year where he goes for 3567 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions with a 7.8 Y/A. I think we can expect to see more pushing the ball downfield as the season progresses and as Wilson gets more acquainted with the offense. I think we’ll see a strong run game reliance within the first couple of weeks and week over week we see more of the Jets lengthening the leash for Wilson and what they call.

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10 Takeaways from Week 1 of Jets Camp

Stephen Zantz offers ten takeaways from the first week of Jets training camp.

The first of week of training camp is in the books for the Jets. They are off today from practice before they head to MetLife Stadium tomorrow night for the Green and White scrimmage in front of fans. It’s been a pretty eventful first week that’s brought excitement to the fanbase for the first time since Sam Darnold was drafted. I compiled 10 takeaways about Jets camp so far.

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1 Year Later: Revisiting the Jamal Adams Trade

Stephen Zantz offers his thoughts on the Jamal Adams trade.

On July 25th, 2020, the Jets made a franchise changing trade of their best player, which expedited the rebuild process that GM Joe Douglas is in the process of. The Jets sent Jamal Adams and a 2022 4th round pick to Seattle in exchange for a 2021 1st Rounder, a 2022 1st rounder, a 2021 3rd rounder, and S Bradley McDougald. I decided to revisit this trade and how it has impacted the Jets then, now, and going forward.

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Welcome To The 2021 Badlands Season

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Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers are live with their latest episode of Badlands to help get you ready for training camp. During the season, they will have the following schedule:

  • Wednesday Podcast
  • Thursday Thoughts via Connor
  • 12 Pack via Joe 
  • Saturday livestream Q&A
  • Sunday Initial Reaction Podcast 

We will also have a two part Zach Wilson docuseries running on August 9th and August 13th, along with a daily show running from September 6th to September 12th to preview each positional groups…

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

TOJ Instant Reaction: The New York Jets & Jamison Crowder on a Contract Restructure

Stephen Zantz offers his thoughts on Jamison Crowder’s contract restructuring.

It’s a been a quiet time in Florham Park as the Jets are about to open mini camp. The biggest storyline has been Jamison Crowder refusing to show up to the facility after the team asked him to take a paycut. Joe Douglas and Crowder appeared to find a middle ground as Ian Rapport reported the two sides agreed on a restructured deal before Crowder hits free agency after the season. Here’s my initial reaction to this news.

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Free Badlands Preview – OTA Recap F/ DJ Bien-Aime

A recap of New York Jets OTAs from Joe Caporoso, Connor Rogers and DJ Bien-Aime

Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers talk Morgan Moses rumors, Zach Wilson adapting to the NFL, wide receiver hype and cornerback concerns (1:00). They are then joined by NYDN reporter for the New York Jets DJ Bien-Aime (22:16) for a breakdown of OTAs, including Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore’s chemistry, under the radar players who are showing out, CJ Mosley’s return, the offensive line and much more…

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Episode 2 of our 4 part audio docuseries is coming this Friday featuring Leger Douzable discussing the New York Jets defensive draft picks in 2021! Don’r miss episode 1 with Daniel Jeremiah right here, discussing Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker…

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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

Badlands – The New York Jets Top Ten Draft

New Badlands – A top ten draft of current Jets to keep on the roster the next five seasons…

Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers draft their top ten New York Jets currently on the roster to keep the next five seasons…NEW DOCUSERIES PREMIERES ONLY ON PATREON ON JUNE 4th! (www.patreon.com/BadlandsTOJ), featuring Daniel Jeremiah in episode 1…

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

Jets Defense: D-Line Domination

Dan Essien previews the Jets new defensive line and what they can achieve this season and beyond.

The Jets have much to look forward to after a multitude of changes this offseason. One of the more important units will be their defensive line. They could be the difference between winning and losing at critical points this season. Let’s take a look at how the Jets improved defensive front can work together and make an impact when it matters.

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