As the surprise addition to the 2009 NFL Playoffs, the New York Jets are the team that many believe will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in 2010. Hate to tell you J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets fans, but this is not going to be your year.
Sure, last year you survived to the AFC Championship, but reality is, you should not have even made the playoffs.
Mark Sanchez did a great job as a rookie, and I look for him to make some great strides this year. The Jets have also decided to bring in former Steeler Santonio Holmes, but he is starting the season with a four game suspension, it will take until at least mid season for their timing to be on.
But the problem with the Jets is not with what happens on the field, but what is happening off of it.
Over the last couple of years, the Jets have made a point to bring in players to help get them over the hump of beating the New England Patriots for the division crown.
This year, the addition of Santonio Holmes, LT, Antonio Cormartie are all meant to push the Jets over the top.
Where have we seen teams sign multiple free agents in the hopes of taking the next step?
I am not saying that the Jets are not going to do well this year, and some of you may be shocked when you get my prediction. I just don't think this is the team with the chemistry to take the next step.
My prediction: The Jets finish the season with an 12-4 record, and finish first in the AFC East.