Should the Jets achieve a dream previously thought impossible this season, the fallout would be ecstatic, yet somewhat predictable. Bring on the parade and plaudits and bandwagon acclaim. All would be absolutely deserved, hallmark tenants of a proper championship celebration.

More interesting would be the question of whether a singular player eventually defines this entire fascinating team.

These Jets had an interesting composition right from the start. The head coach and quarterback were both rookies, a recipe for rebuilding mitigated by an elite level defense, offensive line, and running game, in addition to some brilliant motivation provided by the aforementioned neophyte ringleader.