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Answering the top New York Jets Google Autofill questions

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A “Why do the New York Jets” Google Autofill exercise

Why do the New York Jets occasionally wear pukey blue and gold uniforms?

Because they mistakenly think it represents their history well.

Well, the real answer is that it’s a throwback to the New York Titans, the Jets’ name from 1960-62.

Think of Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the sideline, Brett Favre throwing six touchdown passes against the Cardinals in 2008, or Darrelle Revis jumping over the top for an incredible interception. Did that really look like the Jets?

That leads us to many more questions about the New York Jets. Let’s see what Google Autofill has to offer. We’ll go in alphabetical order to answer some of the questions that the internet seems to have about this franchise.

Why do the New York Jets and Giants play in New Jersey?

The question isn’t so much why the Jets and Giants play in New Jersey but rather why they’re still called New York teams. The Giants moved to the New Jersey Meadowlands in 1976, and the Jets followed from Shea Stadium in Queens eight years later.

In January 2022, some New York fans filed a class-action suit against both teams for using the New York name while playing in New Jersey. The accusations were regarding false advertising and fraudulent misrepresentation. The lawsuit was dismissed.

More broadly, the Jets and Giants kept the New York name because it gave them a wider fan base.

Is Breece Hall a good fantasy pick?

Breece Hall’s ADP is currently No. 7 overall, and he has a chance to be the No. 1 fantasy back in all of football. Hall’s receiving ability and potential to explode on the touchdowns front, combined with an offense that’s clearly looking to run the ball, make him an excellent selection.

Why are the New York Jets cursed?

The legend is that Joe Namath sold his soul to the devil when he guaranteed the Jets would win the Super Bowl. The latest evidence for the curse is Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles tear.

Why was Aaron Rodgers drafted so late?

In the 10 days leading up to the 2005 draft, it became evident that the 49ers were going to take Alex Smith over Rodgers. They liked Smith’s mobility and felt they would need to change Rodgers’ throwing style. They also preferred Smith’s play-it-safe personality to Rodgers’ cocky one.

After the 49ers, it was unknown exactly where Rodgers would go. On NFL.com, Pro Football Hall of Famer Gil Brandt explained that he knew Rodgers would slide once he verified that Miami would take a running back over Rodgers with the No. 2 pick. Brandt told Rodgers that he would go to Green Bay at No. 24, but he wondered if Rodgers believed him.

Ultimately, there were many questions about Rodgers’ background, including why he wasn’t recruited out of high school, why he ended up at a community college, his strange grip on the ball, and why his coach’s previous quarterbacks had gone on to bust in the NFL. Additionally, there was a heavy emphasis on running backs in the draft, which is highly ironic given the current state of the position.

It’s hard to understand now, but perhaps Rodgers never would have become the quarterback he is if he hadn’t sat behind Brett Favre.

Why is a Quinnen Williams jersey so expensive?

Quinnen Williams is a top-three player at his position and one of the Jets’ best players. His jersey is accordingly pricey.

Why is Garrett Wilson frustrated?

Garrett Wilson has the talent to be one of the best receivers in the NFL, but he’s played with the worst quarterback situation in the NFL through his first two seasons. There are countless examples of him running wide open and either not getting the ball or getting a bad ball.

Wilson has expressed his frustration many times on the field by raising his arms and gesticulating. He told reporters at the end of the 2023 campaign that it was the worst season of his life.

It’s easy to see why Wilson is frustrated. If things don’t get better in 2024, it wouldn’t be shocking if he asks for a trade.

What are the New York Jets going to do?

Ah, the chronic question in Jetsland. We’re still at the optimistic point of the summer where hope springs eternal and players are healthy. For now, the New York Jets are going to try to compete for a Super Bowl. If they aren’t at least contenders, heads will likely roll at the end of the season.

Is Tyron Smith a Hall of Famer?

An eight-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro, and three-time second-teamer, Tyron Smith is still one of the top tackles in the NFL at age 33. Health is a concern, but his production on the field isn’t. Smith will be in the Hall of Fame one day.

Why is Allen Lazard inactive?

Allen Lazard was a healthy scratch in three games during the Jets’ 2023 season. Ostensibly, the reason was his poor performance, but it was likely his complete lack of effort and giving up on plays that put him on the bench. Given the Jets’ razor-thin depth at receiver, the fact that Lazard was benched is telling.

Lazard is ultimately still on the team because of his $10 million guaranteed salary in 2024; even his relationship with Rodgers might not have been enough to save him otherwise. Saleh intimated as much when discussing why Lazard was inactive.

Why did Jermaine Johnson fall in the draft?

The hype surrounding Jermaine Johnson among fans did not match what the NFL thought of him. Many mock drafts had Johnson going to the Jets at No. 10 or even as high as No. 4 in 2022. Jet X’s Joe Blewett was having none of it, and it appears NFL teams agreed. The Jets tried to trade up for Johnson starting from the 15th pick but ultimately got him at No. 26 after a trade with Tennessee. Johnson’s play in 2023 certainly justified that trade up, but the move wouldn’t have been nearly as favorable if they had drafted Johnson earlier.

What are the New York Jets known for?

Losing. Next question.

Why did Aaron Rodgers leave Green Bay?

The Packers were clearly ready to move on from Rodgers. Jordan Love was entering his fourth season, and they needed to evaluate where he was holding. Rodgers was due a $58.3 million option bonus at the start of the following season, an astronomical number they could not carry. Rodgers also initially wasn’t sure if he even wanted to come back at all.

Why is Aaron Rodgers not at Jets minicamp?

The question the media is still dragging out in the dead time of July: why did Aaron Rodgers miss the Jets’ mandatory minicamp? The simple answer is that he had a prior commitment to an event in Egypt, one the Jets knew about beforehand. The bigger question is why the Jets didn’t simply excuse his absence.

What are the New York Jets worth?

As of February 2024, the New York Jets were worth $6.1 billion. They are the seventh-most valuable franchise in the NFL, behind the Cowboys, Patriots, Rams, Giants, Bears, and Raiders.

What radio station are the New York Jets on?

Good thing you asked. The Jets played exclusively on ESPN Radio from 2008-23 after previously being simulcast and on ESPN from 1998-2008. However, they have now moved to 104.3 FM. Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons are expected to continue as their radio broadcasters.

What are the New York Jets paying Aaron Rodgers?

Per Over the Cap, Rodgers has a base salary of $3.2 million in 2024. His cap hit is $17.2 million. His $37.5 million APY ranks 16th among quarterbacks.

What happened to the New York Jets quarterback?

Which one?

  • Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles.
  • Zach Wilson tore his meniscus.
  • Sam Darnold had mono.
  • Geno Smith was punched in the face.
  • Mark Sanchez tore his labrum.
  • Brett Favre tore his biceps.
  • Chad Pennington tore his labrum twice.
  • Vinny Testaverde tore his Achilles.
  • Neil O’Donnell separated his shoulder.
  • Boomer Esiason had a severe concussion.
  • Ken O’Brien sprained his thumb giving his teammate a high-five.
  • Richard Todd broke his collarbone.
  • Joe Namath had countless knee injuries.

Why is Robert Saleh so skinny?

Is he skinny? If anything, he’s buff.

Why is Sauce Gardner called Sauce?

Sauce Gardner explained, “I would get like three Sriracha sauces and dip everything in it – my burger, my nuggets, and my fries.” Additionally, in his peewee football days, he was “saucy” with the juke moves. His coach, Curtez Harris, told him, “To be the man, you have to inherit this sauce.” He was initially called A1, but one day his coach called him, “A1 Sauce Sweet Feet Gardner.” The nickname stuck.

Why was Morgan Moses traded?

You’d have to ask the Ravens. They tend to let players go a year early rather than a year late, perhaps an ominous sign for the Jets. Still, Morgan Moses was a highly effective player for Baltimore in 2023 despite playing through a torn pec. Baltimore most likely traded the 33-year-old because they had a younger player, 26-year-old Patrick Mekari, ready to replace him. Or perhaps they had counted on drafting a right tackle, which they did, taking Roger Rosengarten out of Washington in the second round.

What color are the New York Jets’ uniforms?

Different combinations of green, white, and black.

Why are the New York Jets vs. the refs?

More like, why are the refs vs. the New York Jets? The Jets went multiple seasons without getting a single roughing the passer call. Sauce Gardner’s bogus penalty against Kansas City in Week 4 may have cost the Jets the game.

Generally, great teams get calls and bad teams don’t. That explains most of it.

Why did Quincy Williams want to go to the Jets?

Quincy Williams didn’t exactly have a choice, as Joe Douglas claimed him off waivers. Still, he was likely pleased where he ended up, getting a chance to play with his younger brother Quinnen. He was happy enough to sign a three-year contract with the Jets in the 2023 offseason prior to free agency.

Who is the New York Jets’ biggest X-factor?

The obvious answer is Aaron Rodgers. Whether he can stay healthy and how he plays will determine the majority of the Jets’ season. Past him, Mike Williams and Tyron Smith’s health and performance rank up there.

What year did the New York Jets win a Super Bowl?

The game was played on January 12, 1969, but it was the 1968 season.

Why are the New York Jets zebras?

Zebras? That’s the refs, which the New York Jets decidedly aren’t. Weird question.

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