The 2022 NFL schedules were released on Monday. This is the time of year where New York Jets fans have a ton of time on their hands trying to find some nugget of optimism to grasp onto. Rationalizing the progress within a four win season is just another day at the office for an old grizzled Gang Green fanatic. What secrets lie within this year's NFL schedule? After 11 years, will this finally be the year that the Jets make the playoffs?
When your team goes 4-13 and you haven't gone to the playoffs in more than a decade, you try to find the positives. The Jets did not have a good season but there were definite improvements. Yesterday's battle with the Buffalo Bills followed a down to the wire loss at the hands of Tom Brady. Plenty of teams have lost in the last 2 minutes to that guy. There is an undeniable fight in this Jets team. Now, will it last?
Not a lot can be gained by rookie quarterback Zach Wilson returning behind center in an NFL game, until new head coach Robert Saleh and general manager squarely on the hot seat, Joe Douglas are positive he is ready. They appear to be making the right decision. The young quarterback can gain more from the sidelines for now.