The past decade has brought a lot of forgettable moments for the NY Jets and their fans.
A new coach at the helm and a lofty draft pick translates into even more hope for the future. That’s something fans of Gang Green are all too familiar with. But perhaps this is the year it comes to fruition.
Legal online sports betting is already open for business in NJ and PA alongside New York’s legal upstate sportsbooks. While online sportsbooks are on the way in NY itself, here’s how how you can bet on the Jets from NY right now.
If you want to bet on the Jets the next time they take the field, you’ll want to find the best available odds. Check our live feed below for the best lines right now at online sportsbooks. NFL games attract lots of betting action, though, so there’s a good chance the odds will move as game day approaches. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook and try to lock in the odds you see.
Jets fans are dying for another Lombardi Trophy. Is this the year the team shocks the world and takes down the Super Bowl? Thanks to the futures market, you can place bets on the Super Bowl and much more. Check the live feed below for the best current Jets futures odds available at legal online sportsbooks.
Watching the Jets can be that much more exciting when you have a little skin in the game. Legal retail sportsbooks began opening their doors in the summer of 2019. Today, the eight outlets in the upstate region are doing quite well. In a perfect world, online and mobile betting will be right around the corner. For now, there are perfectly safe and legal options to explore.
A trip over the border to either PA or NJ opens the door to many more options. Mobile and web betting are a go in both states, and NY residents can play on those sites. You can get your account set up at home and manage it with no problem, but you’ll need to be in the legal state to place bets. If you want to play on the FanDuel NJ sportsbook, here’s how to go about it.
It’s a painless process that will take just a few minutes of your time. Before kickoff, you’ll have to head over to NJ to get in your bets. Operators verify location with geolocation tracking software, so your bets won’t go through unless you’re in the Garden State. Once you have all of your wagers in, you can head on back home to enjoy the Jets game.
You don’t have to stop betting just because a Jets game has gotten underway. Live betting has grown from a curiosity in gambling circles to a must-have option for operators. You can wager in real-time as the games are going on with the latest Jets betting lines and opportunities based on what’s happening. It’s a fast-paced style of betting, but sportsbook apps from the leading shops are up to the task.
Once the Jets game kicks off, look for the game listing in the live betting section. You’ll see all of the current offerings and odds, and it’ll continually update as the game plays out. Naturally, the opportunities will vary based on what’s going on, but here are some examples.
Live betting can make Jets games that much more exciting, but remember to stay in your lane. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement but resist the urge to go overboard and stay within your budget. As always, the best advice is to bet with your head and never over it. For live betting, a selective approach can work wonders and potentially lead to consistency.
When you click on the NFL tab at online and mobile sportsbooks, you’ll see the full schedule of upcoming games. All contests will be listed out with the home team on the bottom and the road team on top, but there are some occasional neutral-site matchups. The average listing will look something like this with the team names and a series of numbers next to them.
The numbers next to the teams are the odds and lines for the point spread, moneyline, and totals. These are three of the most popular bet types for NFL games. Here’s how they work.
When reading the moneyline odds and point spread, the direction of the numbers tells you who the favorite is. The numbers are negative on that side and positive for underdogs. In our example, the Jets are 1.5-point favorites on the spread and favored on the moneyline. For spreads and totals, you’ll see the number set by the book and the odds for the bet.
Once you add a bet to the slip and plug in your wager amount, the book will show you the potential return. There’s also a quick way to ballpark it. When odds are negative, the number is the amount you have to lay out to get $100 back — i.e. $120 at odds of +120. For positive numbers, the odds tell you what the return is on a winning $100 bet — i.e. $105 at +105.
Betting on the outcome of Jets games is fun and entertaining, but there are several other ways to get involved from a betting perspective. Two of the most popular ways are via futures and props. A futures bet is a wager on an outcome that won’t be known until the future. Props can be based around a single game or the season as a whole.
Odds for the futures market will be released in the offseason. It’s a highly-anticipated event as this presents a first look at the upcoming season from the perspective of oddsmakers. Futures are based on season-long outcomes and there are several different opportunities to explore, including:
When betting on futures, line shopping is highly recommended. You’ll want to get your bets in at the best possible price to enhance potential returns, so checking out the options at multiple books can help you do that. As an example, BetMGM could have the Jets odds in one spot while FanDuel has a more appealing number on the same outcome.
For props, you’ll find season-long options such as the winner of league MVP or the player who will have the most rushing yards. If a Jets game is on tap, clicking through on the game listing will bring you to the available props for that contest. There are generally lots of different options to explore, including:
Don’t be shy about shopping around for the best props either. The Jets betting odds can vary by operator, and there may even be more options available at one shop over the other. By taking the time to look around, you can find what you want and maybe even get some more bang for the buck on your winning bets.
When you bet at a sportsbook, there are rules of the road that have to be followed. Known as house rules, they explain how various things are handled, such as bet placement and settlement. While many rules are standard practice across the industry, you may come across a few oddballs here and there. For NFL betting, here are the basics that you need to know.
That covers most of the important points, but we still encourage you to review the rules in the books you play on. Unforeseen circumstances may come up, so it’s a good idea to have a handle on how they’ll be treated. If you know what to expect, the chances of having an unpleasant surprise on one of your wagers will be much less.
The release of the NFL regular season schedule is one of the biggest highlights of the offseason. Fans get a chance to look ahead at the matchups on a week-to-week basis. It typically comes out in April or May, so we won’t know the exact dates and times until then. However, thanks to the scheduling formula, we know who the Jets will be facing.
Schedule makers have specific processes and parameters that they follow year after year. For a 16-game schedule, the breakdown by team works like this.
As members of the AFC East, the Jets have a pair of games on tap with each of the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots. The divisional rotation changes yearly. For 2021, the AFC East teams will face off with the AFC South and NFC South. That sets up matchups with teams including the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For the two final games, the Jets will be playing the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos, teams that also finished in the last place of their AFC divisions. One note to keep in mind: the NFL may be expanding to 17 regular season games moving forward, so we’ll have to wait and see exactly what that would mean for 2021.
The Jets haven’t made it to the postseason since 2010, so trying seasons aren’t foreign territory for fans of the team. That said, the 2020 campaign was one of the most difficult in franchise history. The team opened the season with 13 straight losses. While that’s bad enough on its own, eight of those defeats came by double digits.
It was looking like the team was going to wind up winless, but they managed to show some fight in Week 15 and 16 with surprising wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns. It was back to reality in the finale with a 28-14 loss at the rival New England Patriots. The club closed up the year with a mark of 2-14.
Head coach Adam Gase was relieved of his duties in the aftermath. The team moved forward and hired Robert Saleh, the highly-regarded defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. Saleh has a tall task in front of him and there are lots of questions to be answered for the franchise as a whole, but the hope is that his hiring is a big step in the right direction.
As members of the AFC East, the Jets have natural rivalries in place with the other three members of the division. They play each of them twice per season – once at home and once away — with the games serving as top highlights of the campaign and a way to measure how the club stacks up.
The Bills are the defending division champs and look like a team that’s built to be quite dangerous in the coming years. The Dolphins came up just short of the playoffs, but remain on the shortlist of NFL clubs on the rise. After dominating the division for two decades, the Patriots took a step back last season and entered the offseason with some tweaking to do.
Last season, the Jets were winless against division rivals and lost four of the six games by double digits. Said another way, they have their work cut out to make some strides in 2021. For the team to begin taking baby steps forward in the coming year, progress against divisional foes is a priority. That makes each AFC East tilt in 2021 even more intriguing than normal.
There has been a lot of turnover on the personnel front for the Jets in recent seasons. GM Joe Douglas has been working towards getting the right mix together, but it remains a work in progress. For further evidence of that, the names at the top of the charts in several key statistical categories over the last five seasons have been changing regularly.
|Year||Pass Yds||Rush Yds||Receive Yds||Tackles||INTS|
|2020||Darnold - 2,208||Gore - 653||Crowder - 699||Hewitt - 134||Desir - 3|
|2019||Darnold - 3,074||Bell - 789||Crowder - 833||Burgess - 80||Hewitt - 2|
|2018||Darnold - 2,865||Crowell - 685||Anderson - 752||Williamson - 121||Johnson - 4|
|2017||McCown - 2,926||Powell - 772||Anderson - 941||Davis - 135||Brooks - 2|
|2016||Fitzpatrick - 2,710||Forte - 813||Enunwa - 857||Harris - 95||Gilchrist - 2|
The Jets enter the 2021 NFL Draft armed with the second overall pick. Questions abound as to the direction the franchise will take. Is it time to take a swing at a QB? Should the team trade the pick for a large bounty? Time will tell on that. For now, let’s take a look back at the last five years of first-round picks for the Jets.
|2016||Darron Lee||OLB||Ohio State|
There’s a new sheriff in town on the Jets sidelines. Robert Saleh, former defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers whose stock has been on the rise in NFL circles, has been hired as head coach. Naturally, that’s not the only change as Saleh has put together his own staff. Here’s a look at the new coaching staff for Gang Green heading into 2021.
Rex Ryan was the last head coach to lead the Jets to the postseason, taking the team as far as the AFC title game in back-to-back years. Saleh is the third coach to take the reins since Ryan left in 2014. Going back to the 2001 campaign, the Jets have had five head coaches prior to Saleh. Here’s a look back at how they fared.
The Jets actually play home games across the border in NJ. They share a stadium with the New York Giants with the teams rotating games during the regular season. The club has been playing home games in the Garden State since 1984 and resided in the current digs since 2010. Here are the details on where you can go to catch the Jets live and in person.
NFL regular-season games are sold as a package to TV networks, so teams don’t have their deals in a place like clubs in other sports do. When the Jets are playing football on a Sunday afternoon, they’ll be found on CBS or FOX. Thursday Night games are handled by NFL Network and FOX, while NBC and ESPN take care of Sunday and Monday Night Football respectively.
The outlet that’s covering the game will have its network team in place to call the action, so broadcasters will vary. Over on the radio side, Jets games can be found on 98.7 ESPN, also known as WEPN-FM. Bob Wischusen handles the play-by-play with former Jet Marty Lyons taking care of color analysis. The feed is picked up by affiliates across the area.
The major outlets that cover the NFL can be found in cable, satellite, and cord-cutting packages. Offerings will vary on the cord-cutting side, so confirm availability before signing up. NFL Network is typically an add-on channel. Other options include the DirecTV Sunday Ticket Package and NFL RedZone, both of which are subscription-based.
If a web feed is offered by the broadcaster carrying the game, valid sign-in credentials from a provider will be required. The NFL app and Yahoo Sports in conjunction with Verizon provide streaming coverage of local and primetime games, but availability may vary. To locate the audio feed of Jets games online, you can check out TuneIN radio for options.
Football games are a big draw for watering holes across NY. Said another way, you won’t be lacking for options if you want to head out to watch the Jets game. Naturally, a festive and welcoming atmosphere can help to enhance the good time. Here’s a trio of spots that make for great places to visit when the Jets are on the tube.
The franchise was founded as the New York Titans in 1959 and began play the following year as an inaugural member of the American Football League. The name was switched to the Jets in 1963 along with an ownership change. In the latter part of the decade, the team stunned the football world with a win over the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
The game is still viewed as a massive game-changer in league circles and confirmation that the AFL was on level ground with the NFL. The rival leagues would go on to merge soon afterward. The team didn’t find much success in the NFL through the 1970s, but the franchise showed signs of life with a handful of playoff appearances in the 1980s.
Another dry spell emerged in the mid-90s, but the hiring of Bill Parcells helped to spark a turnaround. Following the turn of the century, the team made several playoff appearances through 2010, but they were never able to get over the hump. The team has not made it back to the playoffs since then. Here’s a look at some key franchise details.
On the ownership front, the team was originally founded by Harry Wismer. He sold to Leon Hess and Sonny Werblin in 1963 with the former eventually gaining sole control of the team. Hess sold the Jets to Christopher and Woody Johnson in 1963.
Woody and Christopher Johnson, heirs of the family behind the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, are the owners of the team. Christopher serves as chairman and CEO. The Johnson’s purchased the club in 2000 for a sum of $635 million from Leon Hess, founder of the Hess Corporation who had held a stake in the team since 1963 and eventually became its sole owner.
The team has been very selective on this front with just five numbers officially retired, as well as a jacket worn by one of its coaching icons. Here’s the complete list of honorees.
The official team page can be found here. It’s a solid spot for staying on top of the latest news surrounding the team, and it can also point you in the right direction for ticket information. There are a number of blogs which do a great job of staying on top of the latest team happenings. Two of the most popular on that front are Gang Green Nation and The Jet Press.
According to the latest valuations of NFL franchises from Forbes magazine, the Jets check in with a current value of $3.55 billion. That places them in 6th place on the list of 32 teams. The Dallas Cowboys take down the top spot with a price tag of $5.7 billion, while the Cincinnati Bengals are in last place at $2 billion.
Since the AFL-NFL merger, the Jets have appeared in the AFC championship game four times. The club came up short in all four appearances. Here’s a look back at the results from those contests.