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Betting Odds and Prediction for Whether the New York Jets Make the 2020 NFL Playoffs

| June 22, 2020 2:58 am PDT
Will the Jets Make the Playoffs in 2020?

All things considered, a 7-9 record isn’t nearly as ugly as it could have been in the Big Apple. The Jets started off the season losing their franchise quarterback to mono, and before the team could blink, they found themselves sitting at 1-7.

Just when Adam Gase’s seat turned from lukewarm to red-hot, NYJ rallied and won six of their final eight games.

Thanks to a beefed-up offensive line and a speedster rookie on the outside, there’s hope that New York can take the next step in 2020.

But will the Jets make the playoffs in the upcoming season?

Let’s find out.

New York Jets Playoff Odds

Yes+310
No-380

+330 for “yes” is available if you shop your lines at the top NFL betting sites, but here’s the catch. Those same bookies priced “no” for the Jets’ playoff odds at a whopping -500.

Gang Green hasn’t taken part in a playoff game since the 2010 season when Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez were leading the way, and let’s stop pretending Adam Gase is some quarterback guru or an accomplished NFL head coach.

The Jets finished last in the league in yards per game, ranked 31st in points per game, and 31st in third-down conversion percentage. Not exactly a direct representation of a guy I’d call an offensive genius as some proclaim him to be.

Gase has finished below .500 in each of the last four years, and quite frankly, it probably won’t be too long until owner/CEO Christopher Johnson’s patience runs thin.

Jets Playoff Prediction and Pick

It’s time to put up or shut up for Sam Darnold. The Jets signal-caller was held back by a depleted supporting cast and unstable protection scheme during his first two years in New York, but he’s finally got some help heading into year three.

Joe Douglas did a commendable job re-tooling this roster, notably bulking up the offensive line so that Darnold isn’t running around like a chicken with his head cut off. Douglas lured in Conner McGovern (3-year/$27 million) and George Fant (3-year/$30 million), plus re-signed guard Alex Lewis (3-year/$18.6 million) and drafted Mekhi Becton 11th overall.

That’s some serious investing to ensure his 23-year-old QB will remain upright.

Assuming Denzel Mims pans out and Chris Herndon can stay on the field, the offensive side of the football should be sincerely improved. However, Dowell Loggains’ group was so inept in 2019 that even “sincerely improved” could still leave New York’s offense in the bottom tier.

Even with seven teams (instead of six) now headed to the AFC playoffs, it’s still going to take a minimum of nine wins to be part of the conversation. The Jets’ win total is sitting at seven, and they’re projected to finish last in the AFC East.

Not only is my Jets playoff prediction that they come up short, but I’ll take it one step further and predict that Adam Gase will be unemployed by January.

Pick
  • No
    -380

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Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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