Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Yep. For all the chaos that the Jets will go through this season, I think they'll still be a playoff team.
How could this be? Well for starters, they have an elite defense which consistently ranks near the top of the league in important efficiency indicators like defensive passer rating (first, sixth and third the past three seasons), yards per pass attempt (first, sixth and fifth) and yards per rush attempt (fourth, fourth and sixth). Exactly two other defenses have ranked in the top six in those categories the past three years: the Ravens and the Steelers.
The offense has significant question marks across the board—quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line—but the defense is one thing they can count on to carry them to multiple wins even without much help from the offense.
Besides, as awful as the Jets offense was in the preseason, it can't possibly be that bad all season long, right?
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.