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2019 Schedule
4-12, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Everybody knows the Jets need an edge rusher. Their DEs and OLBs beat their blocks within 2.5 seconds 18% of the time last season, per ESPN's Pass-Rush Win Rate using NFL Next Gen Stats — 23rd among all teams. The Jets haven't had a player with double-digit sacks since Mo Wilkerson in 2015. They can address the need with the third pick (Nick Bosa or Josh Allen). If not there, could they go back to the Seahawks in an attempt to trade for DE Frank Clark (franchise tag)? That seems unlikely under the current circumstances. The Jets don't have enough ammo (no second-round pick) and they couldn't do that trade on the clock because they presumably would want to negotiate a long-term deal. Still an intriguing option, though. The Jets had interest at the start of free agency.

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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini focuses on how the team plans to attack the upcoming draft. Special guest Mike Tannenbaum discusses the draft process and new coach Adam Gase.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Jets travel an NFL-low 6,788 miles this season, while the Raiders will travel an NFL-high 35,355 miles this season.

John Pluym ESPN 

The Jets have the second-best odds in the AFC East, but the Patriots will have a scheduling edge for both meetings. The first meeting, the Jets will be on a short week, coming off a Monday Night Football Game against the Browns. The second meeting, the Patriots are coming off a Thursday Night Football game and will have extra rest.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 JETS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Sept. 8 vs. BILLS; Sept. 16 vs. BROWNS (MNF); Sept. 22 at PATRIOTS; Sept. 29: BYE; Oct. 6 at EAGLES; Oct. 13 vs. COWBOYS; Oct. 21 vs. PATRIOTS (MNF); Oct. 27 at JAGUARS; Nov. 3 at DOLPHINS; Nov. 10 vs. GIANTS; Nov. 17 at REDSKINS; Nov. 24 vs. RAIDERS; Dec. 1 at BENGALS; Dec. 8 vs. DOLPHINS; Dec. 12 at RAVENS (TNF); Dec. 22 vs. STEELERS; Dec. 29 at BILLS.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

File this under, "Next Man Up." Adam Gase, who addressed the Jets for the first time last week, left a clear message to his players: He's gunning for the Patriots. Said LB C.J. Mosley: "He's going for that one team that's been winning every single year in the division. He said that's one of the main reasons he came here. We all believe that. And the new additions to the team, we're pretty much here for the same reason" Every Jets coach in recent years had a different take on the Patriots. Rex Ryan relished he challenge, Todd Bowles downplayed it. The common denominator: They all failed.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL schedule will be released Wednesday at 8 p.m ET. As a reminder, here are the Jets' non-divisional opponents: HOME — Giants, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Oakland. AWAY — Baltimore, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Washington and Jacksonville. In terms of air miles, it's the shortest road schedule in franchise history (6,688 miles), according to the Jets.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Alabama DT Quinnen Williams visiting the Jets today.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could the Jets make a blockbuster trade for Seattle DE Frank Clark? Rumors are swirling that Clark, who has the franchise tag, could be traded somewhere, Pro Football Talk said Sunday night. I do believe the Jets had some interest weeks ago, but that interest has cooled. They need an edge rusher and they have enough cap room for a $20M/year contract. Problem is, both the Jets (six picks) and Seahawks (four) have limited draft capital, making them less-than-ideal trading partners. Plus, the Jets can draft an edge rusher with the third pick, and he'd cost less than half the price of Clark.

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Jets bring on Montgomery to back up Bell

The Jets filled needs for a backup running back and a kickoff returner when they signed free agent Ty Montgomery to a one-year deal.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If something happens to star RB Le'Veon Bell, the Jets can turn to an experienced player — Ty Montgomery. Evidently, coach Adam Gase didn't trust Eli McGuire in the No. 2 role. That's why they signed Montgomery on Thursday to a one-year contract. Montgomery also returns kickoffs, and that, too, was a factor in this move. It stinks for McGuire and second-year RB Trent Cannon, but that's life in the NFL. Gase, who has said he won't overwork Bell, now has a seasoned and versatile No. 2 back — a poor man's Bell because of his dual-threat ability.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Jets are signing former Packers' RB Ty Montgomery to a one-year deal, per source. Montgomery expected to be the backup to Le'Veon Bell.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards197.825th
Rushing Yards101.426th
Points For20.823rd
Points Against27.6