New York Jets (home)
Date: Sept. 25
Time: 3:25 p.m. CST
What has changed: New York has endured all kinds of changes this offseason. The Jets went 10-6 in 2015 and everyone expected that much of the same team would be back, but that apparently was not the vision of general manager Mike Maccagnan.
The Jets allowed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to hit free agency, despite watching him have a career year with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker on the outside. Fitzpatrick remains a free agent, leaving New York with Geno Smith and Bryce Petty at quarterback. The Jets also watched as running back Chris Ivory, nose tackle Damon Harrison and left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson (retirement) moved on.
Should they scare you?: Not in their current form. The Jets don’t have a real quarterback or a running game with Ivory going to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The offense features one of the best duos in the league at wide receiver, but there isn’t a man on the roster who can get them the football.
This is a team that is begging to go 7-9 this season because of some very huge holes on both sides of the ball. Should Fitzpatrick return and the defense get addressed in the draft, that could be a completely different prognostication. However, we are going off the here and now, and the Jets aren’t good.
Prediction: 20-10, Chiefs
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