After years of dominance, the 3-5 New York Jets defense is now a liability. But fear not. With the talent they have, things can change.
The New York Jets have been interested in defense in recent years about as much as the internet is constantly clamoring for more monotonous, repetitive Kardashian news.
In fact, this notion is such the case that nine out of the last 10 drafts, Gang Green has selected a defensive player in the first round, along with hiring two ex-defensive coordinators in the boisterous Rex Ryan and low-key Todd Bowles as head coaches.
So with six first round picks currently starting on defense this season, why do the Jets reside in the basement of the NFL with 26 points allowed/game, ranking 23rd in the league?
By looking at last season, when the Jets ranked fourth in total defense, allowing just under 320 yards/game, some roster differences are noticeable that are no doubt affecting this year’s team.
Today, we take an in-depth glance into the Jets’ defensive issues: