The NFL clearly believes the Jets are not ready for primetime.
Following a 2-14 season in 2020, Gang Green only has one game in primetime in the upcoming season. They face the Colts on Nov. 4 on “Thursday Night Football.” The rest of their schedule consists of 1 p.m. games, one 9:30 a.m. start and one 4:05 p.m. start.
The Jets travel to London for the first time since 2015 to face the Falcons on Oct. 10. Other highlights of the schedule are the Week 1 matchup with Sam Darnold, Zach Wilson vs. Trevor Lawrence on Dec. 26 when the Jaguars visit and the season finale in Buffalo on Jan. 9.
Here is the full slate, according to sources:
Week 1: at Panthers
Sept. 12, 1 p.m., CBS
The Sam Darnold revenge angle will be out of control leading into this one, but there are other interesting storylines. This will be the debut of new coach Robert Saleh and most likely quarterback Zach Wilson. Robby Anderson faces the Jets for the first time and Matt Rhule, whom the Jets nearly hired in 2019, will be on the other sideline.
Robert Saleh at the Jets rookie camp on May 7, 2021Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post Week 2 vs. Patriots
Sept. 19, 1 p.m., CBS
Bill Belichick faces another Jets coach, getting his first look at Saleh in this one. The fascinating question here is one we have not asked many times in…