In 2016, the New York Jets went 5-11. In 2017, the Jets don’t look to be much better, but Muhammad Wilkerson thinks they’ll at least win a couple more games.
That’s right, the Jets’ 27-year-old defensive end is GUARANTEEING New York will win more than 5 games during the upcoming season.
Jets DE Mo Wilkerson said the Jets will finish with more than the 5 wins they had last season. "I guarantee that," he said.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) May 9, 2017
Now that’s a bold statement for a team seemingly without a quarterback.
Michael Vick when asked for a season prediction for the Jets… pic.twitter.com/LCT2xOPaAh
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 9, 2017
It’s sad when a player has to guarantee his team will win more than 5 games, but that’s where New York is today.
The Jets have won five games or fewer in two of the last three seasons: 2014 – 4, 2015 – 10, and 2016 – 5. However, from 2008-2013, New York never won fewer than six games. In fact, from 2008-2013, the Jets won eight or more games five times.
But once again, this upcoming season’s Jets’ squad doesn’t really have a quarterback to rely on, which means five wins may be tough.
Here’s my unofficially official prediction of how New York will fare each week along with a final season prediction:
Week 1 @ Buffalo: Loss
Week 17 @ Oakland: Loss
Week 3 vs. Miami: Loss
Week 4 vs. Jacksonville: Win
Week 5 @ Cleveland: Win
Week 6 vs. New England: Loss
Week 7 @ Miami: Loss
Week 8 vs. Atlanta: Loss
Week 9 vs. Buffalo: Win
Week 10 @ Tampa: Loss
Week 11: BYE
Week 12 vs. Carolina: Loss
Week 13 vs. Kansas City: Loss
Week 14 @ Denver: Loss
Week 15 @ New Orleans: Win
Week 16 vs. Los Angeles (Chargers): Win
Week 17 @ New England: Loss
The final record: 5-11.
Sorry Mo, I don’t think you’re winning Mo than five games this season.