It's only Week 1 but Adam Gase's Jets are already dead last in NFL Power Rankings. Following their utterly embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Gang Green look to be in the hunt for number one overall draft pick. It might not be that bad though, considering that Clemson's QB Trevor Lawrence is expected to be the top player eligible for next year's NFL Draft.
Five out of six pundits placed the Gang Green at the bottom of their power rankings. Only ProFootballTalk, for whatever reason, ranked Adam Gase's circus at #26. Despite all the signs pointing at Gase's complete ineptitude, the circus' CEO, Christopher Johnson, remains confident in his head coach. Johnson went as far as saying that Gase "has a lot more in him as a head coach than some of our fans are giving him credit for."
Here's what the power rankings websites had to say about the Jets:
ESPN: Facing a very good Buffalo front, the Jets' first-round pick held up reasonably well, especially in pass protection. He allowed one sack, per ESPN Stats & Info, but it was a borderline "coverage" sack. Becton held his own against Jerry Hughes and displayed the ability to finish blocks in both the passing and running games, tossing the defender on a couple of occasions. He handled speed on the edge, no small task without a preseason. He was one of the few bright spots for the Jets.
Sporting News: The Jets showed little life offensively or defensively under Adam Gase in Buffalo with more struggles from Sam Darnold, which look really bad in relation to Allen, Jackson and even Mayfield in the same draft class. Maybe Gase and Darnold want to force the Jets into a new offensive-minded coach and QB situation in 2021?
CBS Sports: It's going to be a long season for the Jets. The talent simply is not there. Sam Darnold has little around him. It's going to be a long season for the Jets. The talent simply is not there. Sam Darnold has little around him. It's going to be a long season for the Jets. The talent simply is not there. Sam Darnold has little around him.
ProFootballTalk: The sooner the Jets pull the plug on the Le'Veon Bell experiment, the better off they’ll be.
Yahoo Sports: Not that the Jets could really count on Le'Veon Bell, but he left Sunday's game against the Bills with a hamstring injury. Adam Gase's seat is red hot.
NFL.com: Outclassed and outcoached. That's the succinct way to describe the season opener, a 27-17 loss to the Bills that wasn't nearly that close in reality. Josh Allen piled up nearly 400 yards with his arm and legs, while his counterpart, Sam Darnold, showed no evidence of greater comfort in his second year in Adam Gase's system. Darnold has the deck stacked against him on multiple levels, but that doesn't excuse the errant passes and poor decision-making that we saw for most of the afternoon in Orchard Park. Darnold now gets the 49ers in Week 2, and it looks like he won't have Le'Veon Bell, who could miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury.