The Jets arguably won the NFL Draft, highlighted by their three first-round picks, Willow Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson. But is the new and improved Gang Green ready to make a big leap from last season’s 4-13 record? Is second-year quarterback Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 draft, ready to take a big step forward with his new weapons?
They will be tested early with four straight games against the AFC North, starting with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife. And in Week 3, Joe Burrow and the AFC champion Bengals come to town. Add in their division slate with the electric Bills, upgraded Dolphins and ever-tough Patriots and it adds up to quite a hill to climb for the Jets in 2022.
Here’s a look at the Jets’ full schedule, which includes just one prime-time game, a Thursday night home game against the Jaguars and last year’s No. 1 pick, QB Trevor Lawrence.
All Eastern Standard times.
Week 1: against the baltimore ravensSeptember 11, 1:00 p.m.
Week 2: at the Cleveland BrownsSeptember 18, 1:00 p.m.
Week 3: against the Cincinnati BengalsSeptember 25, 1:00 p.m.
Week 4: on the Pittsburgh SteelersOctober 2, 1:00 p.m.
Week 5: against the miami dolphinsOctober 9, 1:00 p.m.
Week 6: at Green Bay PackersOctober 16, 1:00 p.m.
Week 7: on the Denver BroncosOctober 23 at 4:05 p.m.
Week 8: against the New England PatriotsOctober 30, 1:00 p.m.
Week 9: against buffalo billsNov. 6, 13:00
Week 10: goodbye week
Week 11: on the New England PatriotsNov. 20, 13:00
Week 12: vs chicago bearsNov. 27, 13:00
Week 13: in minnesota vikingsDecember 4, 1:00 p.m.
Week 14: at Buffalo BillsDecember 11, 1:00 p.m.
Week 15: against the Detroit LionsDecember 18, 1:00 p.m.
Week 16: against the Jacksonville JaguarsDecember 22, 8:15 pm (Thursday Night Football)
Week 17: at Seattle SeahawksJanuary 1, 4:05 p.m.
Week 18: at the miami dolphinsJanuary 7 or 8, 1:00 p.m.