"Rebuilding" is an overused term in my opinion. We will either be talented and well coached or we won't. The Jets were "rebuilding" in 2009 when they drafted a rookie QB and hired a new Head Coach who brought in a new system on defense. We went to the AFC Championship Game that year.
No the jets did not rebuild in 2009, they added players like Scott and the safety from Balt. They did not lose 1/2 the team to FA. they broke in a new qb and got a boost from a new coach. And the team won the same number of games in the 2009 season as they won in the 2008 season.
7-9 if Garrard is the qb for the majority of the season and holmes can play the whole year.
6- 10 with mark
5-11 with starting a rookie.
The jets will be improved at rb, the oline should be better so that will help both the qb and the rb's performance. Besides qb, Holmes needs to at least bounce back to a 70 catch season for the jets to be more competitive against good teams.
Defensively, it is a whole new team with only 3 starters from last years opening day roster, I think the pass rush will be improved but the run d may even take a step back.