What Are the Jets Playoff Chances?
The Jets playoff chances are 13%, ranking them third behind the Dolphins and Bills in the AFC East and ahead of the Patriots. Below are the chances of accomplishing those goals in a very tough AFC East.
The Jets' playoff picture is calculated using the implied probability of the team's odds to make the postseason. Converting the Jets' current odds of +650, per DraftKings New York, to make the playoffs provides the 13% chance highlighted above. That leaves a 87% chance that the Jets will miss the playoffs.
The Jets' chances of winning the Super Bowl sit at 1.40%. The Jets have a 2.1% chance to win the conference. They have a 6.2% chance to win the division. The Jets' odds in all three markets got longer after quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a season ending injury in Week 1 coupled with the 30-10 loss to the Cowboys in Dallas.
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New York Jets Week-by-Week Playoff Chances
We will be updating the Jets playoff chances during the season. After two straight losses, coupled with the struggles of Zach Wilson and the Jets offense, the Jets' playoff chances have dropped for a third straight week and stand at 13% according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Jets now face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
New York Jets Playoff Chances: Key Offseason Updates September 2023
The Jets' playoff chances have taken a hit with QB Aaron Rodgers suffering a season ending injury and back-to-back losses to the Cowboys and Patriots in which the offense has looked ugly. QB Zach Wilson has really struggled and this season is starting to look very similar to 2022 in which the team was ready to win, but they did not have a quarterback that was capable of doing just that. Below is a list of team moves since the end of the 2022 season that could factor in to the Jets' playoff chances.
- 🗓️ September 26: The Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian to the practice squad.
- 🗓️ September 24: The Jets lose their 2nd straight game, falling to the Patriots 15-10. QB Zach Wilson struggled in the passing game , accounting for 157 yards through the air. Jets were only able to rush for 38 yards as a team in the home loss.
- 🗓️ September 23: Placed OL Duane Brown on injured reserve.
- 🗓️ September 18: The Jets fall to 1 and 1 on the season with a 30-10 loss in Dallas against the Cowboys. QB Zach Wilson struggled as he threw three interceptions. The Jets ran for just 64 yards and the Jets defense was shredded as they allowed 382 total yards to Dallas in the loss.
- 🗓️ September 16: Signed QB Tm Boyle to the active roster.
- 🗓️ September 12: Placed QB Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve
- 🗓️ September 11: The Jets opened the season with a win over the Bills, but QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
- 🗓️ August 17: RB Breece Hall returned to the first-team offense ... RT Mekhi Becton took 11-on-11 reps.
- 🗓️ August 15: RB Dalvin Cook, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year contract.
- 🗓️ July 19: Jets traded WR Denzel Mims to the Lions for a pair of low draft picks. The signings of Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman Jr. and Randall Cobb left him as the odd man out.
- 🗓️ May 3: Former Packers WR Randall Cobb teams back up with his one-time QB on the Jets.
- 🗓️ May 2: The Jets decline OT Mekhi Becton's fifth-year option.
- 🗓️ April 30: Pittsburgh OT Carter Warren, Pittsburgh RB Israel Abanikanda, Western Michigan LB Zaire Barnes, LSU DB Jarrick Bernard-Converse and Old Dominion TE Zack Kuntz are drafted to the Jets on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft.
- 🗓️ April 29: The Jets draft Wisconsin OL Joe Tippmann in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
- 🗓️ April 28: The Jets draft Iowa St. edge rusher Will McDonald IV with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
- 🗓️ April 24: The Jets re-sign guard Connor McGovern.
- 🗓️ April 24: QB Aaron Rodgers' trade to the Jets finally becomes official. The Packers traded their 2023 first-round pick (No. 15) and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170) to the Jets for New York's 2023 first-round pick (No. 13), a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a 2023 sixth-round pick (No. 207) and a conditional 2024 second-round pick.
- 🗓️ April 7: The Jets sign punter Thomas Morstead.
- 🗓️ April 6: The Jets sign QB Tim Boyle and DL Quinton Jefferson.
- 🗓️ March 23: WR Elijah Moore is traded to the Browns for a second-round draft pick. The Jets sign former Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman Jr.
- 🗓️ March 17: The Jets sign WR Allen Lazard, a former Packers teammate of Aaron Rodgers. The Jets also re-sign DT Solomon Thomas.
- 🗓️ March 16: The Jets re-sign kicker Greg Zuerlein.
- 🗓️ March 15: The Ravens trade for safety Chuck Clark to the Jets.
- 🗓️ March 15: The Jets release WR Braxton Berrios.
- 🗓️ March 14: Then-Packer Aaron Rodgers says publicly for the first time that he intends to play for the Jets in 2023 after months of speculation about his return to Green Bay.
- 🗓️ Jan. 26: Former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett was announced as the Jets offensive coordinator. Hackett previously coached Aaron Rodgers with Green Bay as their offensive coordinator from 2019-2021.
Key Contributors Toward Jets Playoff Chances
The Jets' expectations in 2023 were sky high after the acquisition of QB Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, but all of that hope was dashed when Rodger suffered a season ending injury in the Jets opening week victory over the Bills. What has followed are two ugly losses to the Cowboys and Patriots with Zach Wilson at quarterback. Through three weeks, the Jets have scored just three offensive touchdowns.
In Week 3, the Jets lost to the Patriots 15-10. The Jets have now lost 15 straight games to New England. In their last two games, the Jets are just 3 for 25 on third downs. They rank near the bottom in nearly every offensive category in the NFL. Head Coach Robert Saleh said earlier this week that Wilson is the unquestioned starter for the Jets.
The struggles of Wilson have covered up for a defense that has been far from dominant. They have been good but not great. They do have elite level talent in DT Quinnen Williams and CB Sauce Gardner. but they need to play better as a unit and their challenge gets even more difficult on Sunday with the Chiefs in town.
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Looking Ahead: New York Jets Playoff Picture
The Jets are now 1-2 on the season after a 15-10 Week 3 loss to the Patriots. They opened the season with a 22-16 overtime victory over the Bills, but lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the season with a torn left Achilles. Zach Wilson is now the starter and he has struggled the past two games. The offensive line is still a concern of the Jets, as left tackle Duane Brown was placed on IR with a hip injury. There is talent on offense with WR Garrett Wilson and RB's Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook, but Wilson has not shown the capability to play quarterback in the NFL despite being the 2nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The quarterback position is the most important position in the NFL and the Jets have massive issues at the position.
The Jets defense has a ton of talent, but they have not played up to expectations, allowing a tad over 20 points per game and over 350 yards of offense per game. After struggling against Dallas in week 2, they bounced back against a limited Patriots offense on Sunday in the home loss. They now face a stiff challenge on Sunday night against Kansas City.
Do the Jets Have a Chance to Make the Playoffs?
Yes, the Jets have a chance to make the playoffs. Despite the season-ending injury to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and back to back losses. The biggest issue for the Jets comes at the most important position with Zach Wilson at quarterback.
NY Sportsbooks give the Jets a 13% chance of making the playoffs.
Are the New York Jets Out of the Playoffs?
No, the Jets are not out of the playoff race because we are only entering Week 3 of the NFL season. Every team is still in contention and nobody has been eliminated.
Where Do the New York Jets Rank in the AFC East?
The Jets futures markets have drastically changed in the early portion of the regular season. Why? The Aaron Rodgers injury, coupled with back to back losses with Zach Wilson at quarterback. The Jets are the fourth choice in the AFC East behind the favored Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. The Jets' playoff chances are at 13% according to DraftKings. The Jets' chances of winning the AFC East are 3.4%. The Dolphins are favored to win the division and they have a 62% chance to win the AFC East. The Bills are the second choice and have a 37% chance to win the division. The Patriots have the third best chance to win the AFC East at 5%.
Miami is now the clear favorite to win the AFC East. They have played like the bestteam in the NFL the first three weeks and put up 70 points on the Broncos on Sunday. The Jets were the biggest storyline going into the regular season, but Rodgers's injury changed it all. The Jets have a playoff caliber roster but QB Zach Wilson is an issue. You saw that the last two weeks in losses to the Cowboys and Patriots.
The Jets' playoff and division chances took a major hit after quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury against the Bills. Buffalo and Miami are not only legit playoff contenders, but Super Bowl contenders as well. It is early, but the Patriots and Jets do not look like playoff teams through the first three weeks of the season. The Jets will need QB Zach Wilson to play at a level that he has yet to show through 25 starts in the NFL in order to be a serious playoff contender once again or acquire a win-now quarterback from another team to try and salvage the season.
Where Do the New York Jets Rank in the AFC Standings?
The Jets are only ahead of the Broncos, Raiders and Texans in their chances to win the AFC.
Where Do the New York Jets Rank in the AFC Wild Card Race?
The Jets have a 13% chance to make the playoffs in 2023.
Can the New York Jets Get the No. 1 Seed?
Yes, the Jets can still get the No. 1 seed in the AFC., but things need to turnaround very quickly. The Jets are now 1-2 on the season after a Week 3 loss to the Patriots. The entertain the Chiefs on Sunday night. The Jets are now 60-to-1 according to the DraftKings Sportsbook to win the AFC.
Who to Root for if You're a New York Jets Fan
If you are a Jets fan, you are rooting for anyone that is taking on the Bills, Dolphins and Patriots. But in reality, the Jets need to focus on themselves and hope that QB Zach Wilson starts to play at a level where they can start to win some games.
New York Jets Postseason Outlook and Predictions
The Jets were set up to be a playoff team in 2023, but quarterback is once again a concern. Zach Wilson is the starter after Aaron Rodgers suffered a left Achilles injury in the Jets' season opening victory over Buffalo. The Jets' offensive line is also a serious concern, and suffered another blow with left tackle Duane Brown being place on IR with a hip injury. When you look at the big picture, Zach Wilson is an issue and has not played competent football at the position. Just like 2022, the Jets have a quarterback problem. The have a playoff caliber roster with playmakers on offense in running backs Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook and wide receivers Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard.
The Jets defense can be a dominant group, but need to play like it and have not up until this point of the season. Besides their opening week victory over the Bills, they have not imposed their will on games and they need to if the Jets are going to play relevant football this season. Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is a dominant interior defensive lineman and they have remarkable depth on the edge. The Jets' secondary is anchored by the best cornerback tandem in the NFL in D.J. Reed and Sauce Gardner.
The Jets have not looked like a playoff team while suffering two straight losses to the Cowboys and Patriots. There is not much belief that the Jets can still compete for a playoff spot in the AFC with Zach Wilson at quarterback. If Wilson can be a game manager and the defense can be dominant and the ground game can get going, maybe the Jets can string together some wins. The do have a very difficult schedule and their pathway to wins seems to be quite narrow.
New York Jets Playoffs FAQs
After the Aaron Rodgers injury and two straight losses, the Jets' playoff chances dipped to 13% heading into a week four match-up with Kansas City. There playoff chances have taken a major hit and they once again have a massive issue at quarterback with Rodgers done for the season and Zach Wilson as the starter.
No, the Jets are not out of the playoffs. All 32 NFL teams are technically in playoff contention for the 2023-24 NFL season. As We enter Week 4, the Jets are 1-2 on the year and entertain the Chiefs on Sunday night.
Yes, the Jets have a chance to make the playoffs. They are 1-2 on the season. Their playoff chances are currently 13%, which puts them in the lower third of the AFC. They have the fourth-best chance in the AFC East. The Jets will look to snap a two game losing streak as they entertain Kansas City in Week 4.
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Marc has worked in the New York market since 2000. He is currently the lead sports anchor at WPIX and weekend host on WFAN. Marc has worked at CBS Sports Radio, Sirius XM and SNY. Marc has a vast knowledge of New York sports and will be covering the New York Jets throughout the 2023 season.