With the start of the brand spanking new NFL season just a week away, we take a look at stat projections for players of the New York Jets.

Ah yes … it’s a fresh season. Again, just automatic as August turns into September, the NFL and, more importantly, the New York Jets, are back.

The narrative surrounding the franchise leading up to this point has featured a few items. Frist and foremost, the discussion around Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith fueled the offseason. The thrower who now holds the Jets single-season record for touchdown tosses went head-to-head with the organization over terms.

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Obviously, we know how it ended.

Another topic of discussion is a much more frightening one. New York faced a cupcake schedule in 2015, squaring off against two of the weakest divisions in NFL history (NFC East and AFC South).

In 2016, the gauntlet to open the season has never been fiercer.

On the slate to open the season are the likes of Arizona, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Seattle – some of the league’s very best. How this effects Fitzpatrick and the rest of the squad is something only time can solve.

31 touchdowns, close to 4,000 yards and 15 interceptions was a sparkling season from a guy who was supposed to be a backup. What will happen, though, against a devastating schedule?

Join us as we navigate through each position while we take a stab at stat predictions for 2016:

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