2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
2-14, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets owner Woody Johnson is officially back. He broke his silence (kind of) with two Jets-related tweets. Johnson thanked his brother, Christopher, for his "dedication and thoughtfulness" while running the team since 2017. Woody said his brother "has set us up for future success." Johnson also welcomed newly-hired coach Robert Saleh, saying they had "a great conversation." It was their first conversation. Johnson spent the last 3+ years as the ambassador to the UK.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New coach Robert Saleh is retaining Brant Boyer as the Jets' special teams coordinator, a source confirmed (NFL Network). This is a good move by Saleh. The Jets had a down year on special teams, but Boyer has proven to be an outstanding coach. This will be Boyer's third head coach, which shows how well he is regarded. Saleh's coordinators are set. The others are Mike LaFleur (offense) and Jeff Ulbrich (defense).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

News that the Lions and QB Matthew Stafford have agreed to part ways could affect the Jets in two ways: 1. If they decide to move on from Sam Darnold, Stafford could be a trade option if they deem Deshaun Watson too pricey and don't like the QB options with the No. 2 pick. Stafford would be a middle-ground alternative. He has two years, $43M on his contract; 2. It's a potential trade-down partner for the Jets. Detroit (No. 7) now needs a QB; could they move up? The Jets are willing to listen.

Robert Saleh feels destined to be in New York (0:49)
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Let's play "Name That Tool!"

Carlin discusses the impressive debut and introductory press conference of Jets' new head coach, Robert Saleh with All-Pro LB, Fred Warner. Carlin also introduces a new segment, a game show called "Name That Tool!".

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Saleh has finalized his offensive staff. OC — Mike LaFleur; QB — Rob Calabrese; WR — Miles Austin; OL — John Benton; RB — Taylor Embree; TE — Ron Middleton; Pass game specialist — Greg Knapp. It's a relatively inexperienced staff. Calabrese, Embree and Miles Austin are first-time position coaches on the NFL level. LaFleur is a first-time play caller. Benton, Middleton and Knapp have plenty of experience.

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Jets' Woody Johnson to resume owner duties

The Jets announced a reorganization of their power structure, which will be headed by chairman Woody Johnson. Johnson recently completed a three-year term as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

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Robert Saleh on becoming Head Coach of the Jets

The newest head coach of the New York Jets, Robert Saleh, joins the guys talking about his coaching philosophies, how he's approaching the QB question, why defensive coaches can be head coaches and much much more.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets announced the hiring of Jeff Ulbrich as defensive coordinator. He was the Falcons' LB coach last season, but moved to the DC role when Raheem Morris replaced HC Dan Quinn in Week 6. From that point on, the Falcons were 29th in yards allowed and 19th in points allowed. Ulbrich and Saleh coached together on the Seahawks' staff in 2010. Saleh said they will run a 49ers-style defense (4-3 front). Mike LaFleur was announced as the OC.

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The Max Kellerman Show Hour 1: The Big 3 Debut

The debut of the Net's Big 3 results in a loss. Max thinks they'll need to address that defense to be successful. Jets' new head coach Robert speaks at a press conference. Max is impressed with Salah. Max has Joel Embiid as his NBA MVP so far. ESPN Jets' Insider Rich Cimini drops by to give us the reaction to Saleh behind the scenes.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Thoughts on Robert Saleh's intro: There won't be any memes off this presser. He was head coach-like, demonstrating a clear vision for the Jets. He praised Sam Darnold, but didn't commit to him — no surprise there. He announced his OC (Mike LeFleur) and DC (Jeff Ulbrich). The only thing that seems clumsy is that he will be working for an owner (Woody Johnson) he's never met. That's mitigated somewhat by the new organizational structure. Saleh reports to GM Joe Douglas, whose power has increased.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Ulbrich has surfaced as a possible defensive-coordinator hire for Robert Saleh. Ulbrich ended the season as the Falcons' interim DC after serving six years as the LBs coach. He and Saleh go back to Seattle, where they worked on Pete Carroll's staff in the early 2010s.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

CEO Christopher Johnson and GM Joe Douglas, in statements, praise Robert Saleh for his leadership and communication skills. Lots of culture talk, too, continuing a theme. Johnson says Saleh "will partner with Joe," but he doesn't spell out if the reporting structure has changed. Douglas said Saleh's "vision for this team aligns with what we have been working to establish here the last two years." Personally, I'd hit the "delete" button on the last two years.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-hired coach Robert Saleh will be introduced Thursday in a zoom press conference. In a statement, he said "there are no shortcuts to success, and I am committed to working with Joe (Douglas) to build this team the right way: with talented players that play fast and smart, and a staff that supports and helps develop them through it all." He added: "To Jets fans, your passion and commitment are priceless. I understand your expectations and embrace them."

Team Stats

Passing Yards174.831st
Rushing Yards105.223rd
Points For15.232nd
Points Against28.67th