New York Jets: Recent history following the bye week

New York Jets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Jets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
7 of 11

Embed from Getty Images


Coming off of an 8-8 season, the Jets were hoping to rebound and head back into the playoffs. Later, we learned it to be the last season of Mike Tannenbaum’s time as the general manager. It also was the year that the newly acquired backup quarterback was escorted to his press conference in a private plane. Jets fans know his name and I have no intention of using it here. He caused more problems than he solved so that’s the end of the discussion of that topic.

This season was very nondescript. In the first half, the Jets went 3-5 heading into their bye week. There were blowout wins over the Bills and the Colts, but overall nothing was very inspiring. After the bye, the Jets went 3-5 in the second half. The team was just never able to get things going. That backup quarterback hardly saw any action which drew a lot of attention and questions. It was a very distracted, nondescript season.

This was also the season that Mark Sanchez blossomed into the turnover machine that we all knew him to be. He was benched that year in favor of Greg McElroy. There was simply no cohesiveness within the 2012 version of the Jets. That is why they finished after the bye the same way they did before the bye. 6-10 is about as nondescript as it gets.