2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: No team has traded up into the top five more than the Jets — four times in the common-draft era (since 1967). None of the three previous picks (Mark Sanchez, Dewayne Robertson and Lam Jones) made a single Pro Bowl. The Jets also are part of another trend. Since 2013, only nine of the 12 first-round quarterbacks were taken with picks acquired via trade. The exceptions: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Blake Bortles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan was more tight lipped than usual today in his pre-draft session with reporters. He wouldn't confirm the obvious (they will draft a quarterback) and he wouldn't give any details on how they evaluate the quarterbacks. He wouldn't even comment on the importance of hand size when evaluating quarterbacks, saying it could tip their ... well, hand. Chances are, it'll be a Baker Mayfield-Josh Rosen decision. Some key people in the organization prefer Mayfield, but Rosen has some support as well.

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Jets daily draft nugget: On Thursday, they're expected to use a first-round pick on a quarterback for only the fifth time in the post-Namath era. The others and their starting records: Richard Todd (40-47-1), Ken O'Brien (50-55-1), Chad Pennington (32-29) and Mark Sanchez (33-29). Four others drafted in the first round by other teams also have started for them: Tony Eason (0-2), Vinny Testaverde (35-26), Rick Mirer (2-4) and Michael Vick (1-2).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: Everybody knows they need pass-rushing help, but it'll be tough to find one. They have no picks in the second round and the overall depth in this draft class is "terrible," according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. He said LSU OLB Arden Key, once considered a first-round prospect, is worth "a roll of the dice in the third round." The Jets have the eighth pick in the third round (72 overall).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said yesterday he "wouldn't be surprised at all" if the Jets pick Baker Mayfield. But that doesn't mean Mayock would endorse that decision. He said his top-rated QBs are Sam Darnold and Josh Allen. Some league insiders believe the Jets' choice could come down to Mayfield or Josh Rosen. Said Mayock: "I don't have either of them rated that highly."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have exercised the fifth-year option for DL Leonard Williams, they announced — one of the easiest decisions they've ever had to make.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

Travel distances can have a slight effect on team fortunes. This season, Oakland, Seattle, and the Chargers each travel about 30,000 round trip miles. At the other end of the spectrum are Carolina, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and the Jets who each travel fewer than 10,000 miles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: One of the biggest heartbreaks occurred in 1997, when they owned the No. 1 overall pick and Peyton Manning decided to stay in school. Citing league rules, Bill Parcells never made an effort to sway Manning into turning pro, but he certainly could've sent a message through his father, Archie. Parcells wound up trading down twice, picking LB James Farrior with the eighth pick. He was a solid player (two Pro Bowls with the Steelers), but Parcells passed on two future Hall-of-Fame tackles — Orlando Pace (first) and Walter Jones (sixth).

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2018 New York Jets game-by-game predictions

It always helps a young team when it can jump out to a positive start, and this schedule gives the Jets a chance to survive September.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the 2018 New York Jets regular-season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 10) at Detroit Lions, 7:10 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sept. 20) at Cleveland Browns, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) vs. Denver Broncos, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Oct. 28) at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 11 – Bye; WEEK 12 (Nov. 25) vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Dec. 15) vs. Houston Texans, 4:30 or 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will open the season at the Lions on ESPN's Monday Night Football, as the New York Post first reported. The game is Sept. 10, the first half of the Monday night doubleheader. The full schedule will be released at 8 p.m. ET.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: A partial listing of prospects that visited the team's facility: QB — Josh Allen (Wyoming), Sam Darnold (USC), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Josh Rosen (UCLA); RB — Martez Carter (Grambling), Mark Thompson (Florida), Akrum Wadley (Iowa); WR — Antonio Callaway (Florida), Vyncint Smith (Limestone), Justin Watson (Penn); DT — Derrick Nnadi (Florida State), Julian Taylor (Temple); CB — Christian Campbell (Penn State), Parry Nickerson (Tulane); LB — Jermaine Carter (Maryland), Fred Warner (BYU).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: Only three of their own first-round picks remain on the roster — DL Leonard Williams, LB Darron Lee and S Jamal Adams. The only teams with fewer are the Seahawks (Earl Thomas and Germain Ifedi) and Bills (Carl Lawson and TreDavious White). There's a certain team from the AFC East that, like the Jets, has only three. The Patriots are left with Devin McCourty, Dont'a Hightower and Malcolm Brown.

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.924th
Rushing Yards106.419th
Points For18.624th
Points Against23.9Tied-22nd