Our Pass Defense This Year- What does it mean going forward?
By far the biggest positive surprise for the Jets this year is the play of our pass defense.
Who would have thought after not having Revis, the undisputed best cornerback in the game, and arguably the best defensive player in the sport, for virtually the entire season, the Jets enter week 17 ranked #2 in the NFL in pass defense, needing only to jump 31 yards over Pitt in the last week to take the #1 spot?
That's how great our pass defense was this year. The argument that our pass defense is so great because all the offenses are just running all over us simply doesn't fly. Consider the following:
- The Jets pass D ranks 5th in yards per attempt (6.4), 6th in opposing QB Ratings (77.6), and 3rd in completion percentage (54.3.)
Those are simply astounding stats considering no Revis for almost the entire season, and a below average pass rush ranking 22nd with 30 sacks.
What do you think this means for the future?
The items in play are giving Landry a multi-year contract extension (because he will certainly be offered that by other suitors), bringing back Bell for maybe one season, and then the loaded question of either trading Revis or Cromartie. I am not suggesting we trade either of them, but with all the holes this team has on offense it certainly has to be considered. Compared to the last few seasons, Revis's trade value is certainly at its lowest and Cromartie's trade value is certainly at its highest.
Where do we go from here?