Robert Griffin III thinks the 2022 New York Jets are “stacked” and expects many victories
With that being said, Griffin has high expectations for Wilson and the Jets in 2022. Griffin is extremely impressed with the moves that the Jets have made throughout the offseason and thinks those acquisitions should translate to a strong win-loss record this season.
“The Jets – I think they have to win 10 games. That’s the bottom line. It’s time. The fans deserve it,” Griffin said on ESPN’s NFL Live.
Griffin went on to gush about the offensive supporting cast that New York has built around the second-year BYU quarterback.
“GM Joe Douglas has put an offense together for Zach Wilson that features Michael Carter, Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore, and Corey Davis at wide receiver. Then you bring in C.J. Uzomah and you also have Tyler Conklin at tight end. This roster is stacked offensively.”
Griffin continued to praise New York’s efforts on the defensive side of the ball.
“When you look at them defensively, you bring in Jermaine Johnson and you partner him with Carl Lawson coming off an injury, and Quinnen Williams, mister ‘Bless you, thank you’ himself, and you bring in Sauce Gardner, and also, you get Jordan Whitehead from the Bucs.”
Ultimately, Griffin seems to love what the Jets have done and thinks that it all comes down to Wilson’s development.
“I just look at the Jets and I say they’ve done a great job. And they just need Zach Wilson to get out of the flight simulator. They’re ready for takeoff. He’s got to get in the jet and be the pilot, and be the sole reason they win at least three to four games this year.
“It’s not the end of the world if they don’t win 10 games, but I think they certainly can this year,” Griffin concluded.
Hearing this type of praise from national analysts is certainly a new experience for Jets fans. It has been a long, long time since the team has been such a darling in the eyes of the general public.
Hype doesn’t always translate to success, but it’s promising for Jets fans to hear their team receiving praise from third parties who have no bias toward the team. In previous years, most of the excitement around the Jets has been generated by Jets fans themselves.
Now, even those who live outside of the Jets’ bubble can see something special brewing in Florham Park.