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    [2025] New York Jets Mid-Season Report


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    :jets:IN SUMMARY :jets:

    After making the playoffs 7 times in the team's first 8 years of existence, the Jets chugged along to three straight years of mediocrity: 8-8, 8-8, 7-9. With some offseason maneuvering to add talent and 25 draft selections between the 2024 and 2025 drafts (24 of whom are still on the roster, 9 of whom are starters), the team has looked to re-surge and has already matched 2024's win total through 9 games of 2025. The team has also sat on top of the AFC East for the first time in a while, but with some top competition at the top of the AFC and a much rougher looking second-half schedule, we'll have to see if the team is truly back in the elite or just beat up on some easier competition early.



    :jets: OVERALL RECAP :jets:

    Record: 7-2 (4-1 AFC, 1-1 AFCE, +53 PD)

    Division Standing: 1st AFCE (by 2.5 games)

    Conference Standing: 2nd in the AFC

    Home Record: 3-2

    Road Record: 4-0



    :jets: RESULTS :jets:

    Week 1: W 27-6 vs. HOU :texans:

    Week 2: W 25-23 @ CIN :bengals:

    Week 3: W 34-28 (OT) @ JAX :jaguars:

    Week 4: W 24-19 vs. MIA :dolphins:

    Week 5: L 21-27 vs. SEA :seahawks:

    Week 6: W 31-13 @ ARI :cardinals:

    Week 7: L 22-29 vs. NE :patriots:

    Week 8: W 35-28 @ SF :49ers:

    Week 9: W 24-17 vs. CAR :panthers:



    :jets: QUARTERBACK :jets:

    Erik Wegert: 212/323 (65.6%), 2,618 yards, 20 TD, 5 INT, 104.74 passer rating; 2 FUM, 0 FUML


    Wegert is on pace for one of the best seasons in his career, and likely his best since at least 2020. The Jets have been running the same Spread/Pro Style scheme for a while now, but the improved weapons have probably helped Erik significantly. If Wegert doesn't pass too much, we're happy because that means we're probably winning, but if he remains on pace to throw almost 40 touchdowns, we could probably also live with that. Wegert also had his first 400-yard passing game (eclipsing his previous high of 399) in Week 8 against San Francisco.



    :jets: RUNNING BACKS :jets:

    Sean Bell: 184 carries for 841 yards (4.57 YPC), 7 TD, 4 FUM, 3 FUML; 12 receptions for 105 yards, 2 TD, 1 drop

    Robert Green: 41 carries for 166 yards (4.05 YPC), 2 TD; 17 receptions for 150 yards, 1 TD, 1 drop

    Franklin Riggins: 4 carries for 20 yards (5 YPC)


    The Jets traded pick #41 in the 2025 draft along with a 5th rounder to acquire longtime Browns starter Bell, displacing Franklin Riggins as the starter in an attempt to fix a Jets run game that had been anemic for years. Bell has been the boon advertised, and he is well on pace to become the Jets' first 1000 yard rusher since O.J. Carano had 1,354 yards and 13 TD in 2017. Robert Green has taken over Marvin Washington's long-time third down back role with a mixed bag of results. He's had some high YPC games and low YPC games. Riggins had a 16-yard rush in the team's first game.



    :jets: RECEIVERS :jets:

    Israel Hawker: 46 receptions for 717 yards (15.59 YPC), 7 TD, 2 drops

    Dominic Dixon: 45 receptions for 535 yards (11.89 YPC), 1 TD, 1 drop

    (TE) Jonas Schumacher: 37 receptions for 421 yards (11.38 YPC), 3 TD

    Marvin White (3 games as a Jet): 18 receptions for 301 yards (16.72 YPC), 3 TD

    Zak Clark-Stone: 26 receptions for 297 yards (11.42 YPC), 2 TD


    Israel Hawker has been the team's most dominant receiver and is on pace for his first ever 1000 yard season. But mid-season rental Marvin White, acquired a 4th round conditional pick 3 weeks ago, has averaged over 100 yards per game in New York and was the team's top-rated played in the victory over San Francisco. Dixon and Schumacher, both in their second years, have not been elite but are solid contributors to the team's improving passing game. Clark-Stone, the first pick in the 4th round of this past draft, has been solid but not spectacular thus far as a rookie.



    :jets: OFFENSIVE LINE :jets:

    Pass Blocking: 8.60 (2nd)

    Run Blocking: 8.17 (26th)

    Sacks Allowed: 6 (T-5th)


    The bookend tackles have been nice on the bookends, with Darnerien Sohn still playing at an elite level and Brendan Lowe starting to play at the level of a 90s overall in his third year. At guard, long-time starter David Schlereth suffered a severe shoulder rotator cuff in Week 4 and will miss the remainder of the season. His replacement, Mark Lattimore, is a solid pass blocker but has been towards the bottom ranked run blockers in NFLHC per PFF. Keith Holbrook, a 2nd rounder in 2024, has played quite nicely on the other sides. #10 overall pick Charlie Becker has taken the center job and run, appearing 3 times as playing well above his rating already. He looks like a future building block for the team. Overall, while the run blocking is disappointing, Sean Bell has been good enough to make up for it, while the pass blocking has allowed a Wegert resurgence.



    :jets: DEFENSIVE LINE :jets:

    DE Samir Dixon: 26 tackles, 6 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 1 PD

    DE Alvis Brumm: 26 tackles, 8 TFL, 5 sacks, 4 FF, 1 FR

    DE D'Andre Kelly: 1 tackle, 1 sack


    DT Kyle Pratt: 10 tackles, 4 TFL, 3.5 sacks

    DT Kahau Aveau: 8 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FF

    DT Kareem Lindsey: 14 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 sacks


    The team's defensive line has 22 sacks through 9 games. The team's total of 28 is 1st in NFLHC. Leading the way is Samir Dixon, the former UDFA playing for a 2026 contract, on pace for his second consecutive 10 sack year. Alvis Brumm is leading the league in forced fumbles, and 3rd rounder Kelly even sneaked his way onto the statsheet. The defensive tackles have been an insane trio combined. Pratt has been a Pro Bowler and Aveau has appeared on the statsheet as DT2 before, but 4th round pick in 2025 Lindsey has been a revelation. Thought to be a developmental project who needed a lot of work, he's starting only as a nose tackle but already has 3 sacks to his name without actually starting a game. The Killer Ks have given opposing teams a hard time this season.



    :jets: LINEBACKERS :jets:

    ILB Brandon Delgado: 48 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR

    OLB Kristian Little: 41 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PD

    OLB Calvin Ray: 43 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PD, 1 FR, 1 TD


    Two new starters at the position for the Jets in 2025. The Jets traded former first round pick Adam Lovelace to the Cowboys to give Delgado a path to the starting job and signed Andre Brooks to mentor him. While he hasn't exploded, he has been a solid presence in the middle of the defense. Little is in his second year starting at Sam and looks better than last year with a more talented linebacking group around him. The Jets moved up to take Ray in the 2nd round of this past draft, and he has shown some great playmaking ability with 3 turnovers forced and a touchdown halfway through his rookie year. His speed and coverage ability have really flashed although the team has struggled against tight ends at times.



    :jets: SECONDARY :jets:

    CB Khalil Harrell: 19 tackles, 2 INT, 5 PD

    CB Jeremy Watson: 7 tackles, 1 PD

    CB Leonard Revis: 9 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD

    FS Reshad Jenkins: 34 tackles, 2 INT, 3 PD, 1 FF

    SS Xavier Burroughs: 23 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FR


    The secondary has been middle-of-the-pack. Only 5 INTs as a whole isn't great, but the secondary is mostly young. Only Jenkins is not on a rookie contract, and he's still playing at an All-Pro level. Harrell has developed nicely in coverage even if the interceptions aren't quite there. Burroughs has been the lowest rated player a few times, while Watson and Revis are still taking their lumps in coverage, but that's to be expected from second year and rookie players at a tough position to play. The team is towards the top of the league at pass deflections, but the DL and linebackers have also contributed to that.



    :jets: SPECIAL TEAMS :jets:

    K Chris Hoag: 9/11 (81.8%) with a long of 51, 26/27 XP

    P John Maslowski: 49.27 average (1st in NFLHC)


    Hoag has struggled with accuracy in his last couple of years, but the addition of LS Philip Crowe seems to have helped him a bit. Besides one game where he shanked 2 FGs he's been nearly perfect this year. John "Legzilla" Maslowski is still "Doin' it For Herc" as he remains one of NFLHC's top punters, if not beginning to reach the top. He even leads in average as an accuracy punter, and he was 2nd last year. He's looking to earn his second All-Pro and/or third Pro Bowl nod this year.



    :jets: LOOKING FORWARD :jets:

    While the Jets are the only team in the AFC East with a winning record as of right now, things can change quickly. The Patriots look on the upswing (and defeated the Jets already), and two matches against Buffalo after the bye are still yet to be played, where the Bills have been on a roll since Matt Jones returned. The fans expected a modest winning record in preseason, and the team looks like they can certainly achieve at least that. If they can pick up the division crown, maybe they can start thinking about going even further. The team still has to play other strong teams like Denver, Tennessee, and Indianapolis in-conference in the regular season. While the Jets look strong now, we'll have to see how strong they look after facing a tough slate of second-half games. Should be interesting to see where it goes!

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