2019 - 7-9, 3rd in East
Last year in playoffs - 2010
WHAT HAPPENED LAST SEASON
Under new coach Adam Gase, the Jets got off to a 1-7 start - their worst in 12 years - but bounced back in the second half of the schedule and won six of eight. That 7-9 finish wasn't good enough, however, and they missed the playoffs for the ninth year in a row.
PINNING THEIR HOPES ON
Sam Darnold. The third-year quarterback from USC is still looking to play an entire season. He missed three games as a rookie because of a foot injury, and three more last season with mononucleosis. But he has shown steady progress and has new targets in Breshad Perriman and rookie Denzel Mims.
KEEP AN EYE ON
Le'Veon Bell. Reality for Bell fell drastically short of expectations, as he averaged a career-low 3.2 yards per carry in his first season with the Jets. A reshuffling of the offensive line could help, and the Jets also added the ageless Frank Gore, who lightens Bell's load and is an excellent influence.