Jets and Broncos finish on disappointing notes in NFL Power Rankings
Where do we begin here? How about being relied upon by the Patriots to beat the Bills? Nope, since New England did not hold their end of the bargain, why should the Jets do it? Overall, Gang Green has had their fans turning green for more than a half-century.
Against Buffalo, it wasn’t any different. Zach Wilson had less than 100 yards passing with one touchdown to Keelan Cole, but Josh Allen and his buddies had a blessing-based day, and now they get to go off to the playoffs while the Jets clean their lockers.
It’s not all bad though, at least the Jets have two first-round picks, including the one from Seattle for the Jamal Adams trade. It’ll be interesting to see what Robert Saleh does in free agency and the draft. He does have some talented young pieces but several holes that need filling.
Vic Fangio may be out, but who’s the quarterback? Despite losing to Kansas City, Drew Lock showed promise. But was it enough to secure his role as a starter next season? That depends on what John Elway and general manager George Paton pursue.
Denver’s trade of Von Miller now has the former Super Bowl 50 MVP in the postseason while his old troops in the Mile High City will be watching from the couch once again. Denver, keep in mind, has not made the playoffs since winning the Super Bowl more than five years ago.
They do have the wide receiver core locked down and a strong running game in Javonte Williams, but until they get a good signal-caller, the Broncos will be riding in the AFC West cellar behind KC, LAC, and Vegas.