If any Jets' fan thinks that this team is a playoff contender, then they are severely mistaken.
Lets be honest, they don't have a single serviceable quarterback on the roster. Could Mark Sanchez be a half decent quarterback? I believe yes, but not in New York.
Sanchez's relationship with the fans has eroded so much that there is no chance he can start for this team in 2013. Before the season even started, Sanchez's future with the Jets was doomed to fail when they irresponsibly traded for Tim Tebow.
Kyle Orton wasn't playing horribly in Denver when he was benched, but pressure from the fanbase caused the switch and his ultimate departure from the Mile High City. Why the Jets didn't take that into consideration before the fact is beyond me, especially when they were trying to develop Sanchez as their franchise quarterback.
The only thing the Jets were considering in that deal was money. Money from selling jerseys, posters, Fatheads, and anything else they could stamp Tebow's face on. The Jets didn't want Tebow for his football talents, they wanted him for his marketing skills.
They should have focused on their on-field product rather creating a buzz, that would have translated to more money. Instead Woody Johnson had to buy back 12,000 unsold tickets because the team he and his brain-trust put on the field was on the verge of being blacked out in the New York Metro area.
Now, there are holes all over their roster.
For years, the Jets right tackle has been a turnstile for defensive ends, yet the Jets have negligently ignored the need for one.
How about drafting a tackle in the draft or signing one instead of stubbornly bringing back the worst tackle in the league, then admitting defeat a week prior to the start of the season and swapping him for a proven draft bust?
Their linebackers are old and slow, they still can't generate any semblance of a pass rush, and their running game is in shambles. Shonn Greene is not the answer, unless you want an un-athletic back who runs two yards into the back of his guards then falls down for a gain of three. I think they may have something in Bilal Powell but for him to play, Greene has to go.
Their receiving corps were decimated by year's end, showing the true depth of the Jets and their ability to judge talent. The albatross, known as Santonio Holmes' contract, is going nowhere soon so improving here is going to be mainly on player progression.
Why then would the Jets want to sink all that money into one player when instead they should be rebuilding?