New York Jets Betting Odds

New York Jets Betting Odds

False Start

The Jets rattled off three wins in a row early on in the 2017 season after dropping their first two. This had a lot of Jets fans excited about their team's chances in 2017, but unfortunately, the team would go on to lose all of the rest of their games except for two. From week six through the end of the season, they were outscored 276-206 and missed the playoffs for the 7th straight season. Since their last playoff appearance, New York Jets betting has not been a pleasant affair. Dating back to 2011, their record overall has been 46-66-0. There have been 8 first-round draft picks, 4 of which were in the top 10. The most promising being their 2018 #3 pick of QB Sam Darnold. Of the rest, only three are currently still with the team. The Jets need to get their ship in order fast. They are on the border of being as bad as the Cleveland Browns, which is something nobody wants. Our NFL sportsbook has the Jets as an underdog in their first game against the Detroit Lions, and from there, things do not get much better, as the Jets are predicted to finish 2018 at the bottom of the League again.

Glimmer of hope

Jets fans are banking on Darnold being the catalyst for a franchise turnaround. Jets betting odds for 2018 depend on Darnold having a successful rookie campaign. The team reportedly has him practicing with the first team in training camp and are trying to build confidence around their highest-drafted quarterback since Joe Naimath. Darnold was one of many promising quarterbacks that entered the NFL in the 2018 draft. In his 2 years at USC, he threw 7,229 yards for 57 touchdowns over two seasons. He was projected to possibly go first in the draft, but the Browns chose Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield instead. If he does start this year, Darnold will replace 38-year-old Josh McCown, who signed a contract extension in March. He suffered a hand injury late in the season and has recovered in time for training camp. To date, McCown is still listed as the starting quarterback.

Holes exposed

The Jets defensive line is one area where the team is looking for solutions. After trading former Pro Bowler Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks for Wide Receiver Jermaine Kearse and cutting 2011 first-round draft pick Muhammad Wilkerson, the only remaining piece from last year is Leonard Williams, who had an impressive year as a rookie in 2016, but has since underwhelmed. That leaves the defensive line rather exposed. The Jets are counting on 2018 draft pick Nathan Sheppard to pick up some of the slack, and have signed former Indy Colt Henry Anderson and former Arizona Cardinal Courtney Upshaw, but there are still no established stars on the D-line for the Jets that would convince opposing teams not to take chances.

Other Bright Spots

There is hope in some other areas, however; the Jets may or may not have a good group of wide receivers available to whoever they start at quarterback. Quincy Enunwa is back from a neck injury that kept him out of the lineup last year. He put up solid numbers in 2016 with 14.8 yards per reception. Terrelle Pryor also could make a comeback after sitting out 2017 with injury; his last year in action saw him nab 77 catches and score 4 touchdowns after transitioning to WR just the year before from the quarterback position. The other wide receiver, Robby Anderson, was one of the Jets few stars last season. He averaged almost 15 yards per reception and scored seven touchdowns. Also, cornerback Trumaine Johnson signed a $72.5 Million contract in the offseason. Last season he had 65 combined tackles and 14 pass deflections for the LA Rams.