New York Jets Betting Odds Preview
The New York Jets followed up a frustrating year in 2011 with an even worse one in 2012, finishing the season up on a 3-7 SU skid while the “Tim Tebow Circus” took on a life of its own in the New York media. Tebow is no longer a Jet, but that won’t be enough to fix all that ails this team.
The New York Jets reached new lows on defense, finishing the year 30th in the NFL yards per game with 299.2 and 28th in scoring with 17.6 points per game. The passing offense was particularly hopeless as the Jets averaged just 180.7 passing yards per game.
Mark Sanchez was a complete disaster at quarterback, passing for just 2,883 yards and 13 touchdowns while throwing 18 interceptions and fumbling 14 times. QB Geno Smith was drafted by the Jets in the second round, and while Sanchez is expected to start the season under center, if he looks anything like he did in 2012 he won’t hold on to the job very long. Running backs Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson have been brought in to replace Shonn Greene and to take some pressure off the quarterback.
Darrelle Revis has been one of the NFL’s elite cornerbacks for years with the Jets, and his departure by trade leaves a big hole in the secondary. The Jets are hoping that hole can be filled immediately by first round draft pick Dee Milliner out of Alabama. New York also drafted DT Sheldon Richardson in the first round to try to help shore up a rushing defense that finished 26th in the NFL with 133.6 yards per game against.
While Mark Sanchez is an easy scapegoat, the Jets didn’t have any weapons around him last year, and that didn’t really change this offseason. Kellen Winslow replaces Dustin Keller at tight end, but the wide receiving corps is still devoid of playmakers. Factor in the loss of Revis, and there just doesn’t look to be enough talent on this team to keep up in the AFC East.
AFC East Odds at Bovada as of July 26
New England Patriots -400
Miami Dolphins +325
New York Jets +1600
Buffalo Bills +1600