New York Jets roundtable, predicting Gang Green’s 2019 win total

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Coming off a 4-12 2018 season, the New York Jets seek a huge turn around this year. Our EWB staff predicts how many games Gang Green will win in 2019.

Last year was flat-out bad for the New York Jets. They had another miserable season, winning just four games. With the way NYJ played all season, it was almost a surprise they won so many. Then again when a team’s two best players are a safety and a kicker, how more can they expect to put in the win column. The talent deficit on both sides of the ball was too much for Gang Green to overcome.

Welcome to the 2019 football season. The New York Jets made a ton of changes across the board, starting with management. Last season’s head coach, Todd Bowles, and GM, Mike Maccagnon are gone. They have been replaced by Adam Gase and Joe Douglas, respectively. Offseason change wasn’t limited to the decision-makers.

It’s almost an entirely revamped offensive for unit Gang Green. Starting up front, they brought in a pair of Pro Bowlers. Guard Kelechi Osemele came to the New York Jets in a trade from Oakland. Shortly before training camp began, GM, Douglas talked center Ryan Kalil out of retirement and on to the team. At the skill positions, free-agent signees, two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell and possession receiver Jamison Crowder will give a huge boost to an offense that struggled in 2018.

As far as the Jets defense goes, there were big changes as well. Most importantly, middle linebacker C.J. Mosley was signed away from Baltimore for both his on-field performance and leadership ability. Gang Green had the third overall draft pick this year and used it on massive defensive tackle Quinnen Williams from Alabama. In the secondary, the team recently traded for cornerback Nate Hairston, from Indianapolis, who started seven games last season.

How will all the change this offseason translate to wins on the playing field? Members of the Empire Writes Back staff provide their opinions as to how many games the New York Jets will win in 2019.