The Jets arguably won the NFL Draft, highlighted by their three first-round picks Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson. But is new and improved Gang Green ready to make a big jump from last season’s 4-13 record? Is second-year quarterback Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 draft, ready to take a big step forward with his new weapons?
They’ll get tested early with four straight games against the AFC North, starting with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife. And in Week 3, Joe Burrow and the AFC champion Bengals come to town. Throw in their division slate with the electric Bills, the improved Dolphins and the always tough Patriots and it adds up to a big hill to climb for the Jets in 2022.
Here’s a look at the Jets’ full schedule, which includes just one prime-time game, a Thursday night home tilt against the Jaguars and last year’s top pick, QB Trevor Lawrence.
All times Eastern Standard.
Week 1: vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.
Week 2: at Cleveland Browns, Sept. 18, 1 p.m.
Week 3: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.
Week 4: at Pittsburgh Steelers, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.
Week 5: vs. Miami Dolphins, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.
Week 6: at Green Bay Packers, Oct. 16, 1 p.m.
Week 7: at Denver Broncos, Oct. 23, 4:05 p.m.
Week 8: vs. New England Patriots, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.
Week 9: vs. Buffalo Bills, Nov. 6, 1 p.m.
Week 10: Bye week
Week 11: at New England Patriots, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears, Nov. 27, 1 p.m.
Week 13: at Minnesota Vikings, Dec. 4, 1 p.m.
Week 14: at Buffalo Bills, Dec. 11, 1 p.m.
Week 15: vs. Detroit Lions, Dec. 18, 1 p.m.
Week 16: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Dec. 22, 8:15 p.m. (Thursday Night Football)
Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks, Jan. 1, 4:05 p.m.
Week 18: at Miami Dolphins, Jan 7 or 8, 1 p.m.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment