The New York Jets haven’t won a division crown since 2002 and haven’t been to a Super Bowl since winning it in 1968. A big reason why? Just five Jets quarterbacks have made Pro Bowls in the last 40 years, and their recent efforts to find an answer under center have all failed.
Can he help franchise quarterback Derek Carr bounce back from a down year? Gruden didn’t have much success late in his tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he hasn’t worked with a signal-caller like Carr since the days of Rich Gannon. This Raiders team has a lot of top-end talent and is two seasons removed from a 12 wins.
The Steelers offered no hints on what the “new’ uniform might look like, but we do know it’s a throwback, which means we can probably take a few guesses here, since there are only so many options that they can throwback to. One thing we do know is that Steelers won’t be wearing their bumblebee uniform, which is should be pleasing news out there to anyone who loathes horizontal stripes. For years, the bumblebee uniform divided the internet: Everyone seemed to love or hate the team’s 1934 uniform, with no in-between. You can see the bumblebee uniform below. The Steelers are probably not bringing back their bumblebee uniform.
Much has been made of the lack of pass protection, which continues to be a concern considering the sorry state of Seattle’s offensive line. But renewed backfield balance would go a long way toward taking pressure off Wilson; the Seahawks running game ranked in the bottom 10 in each of the last two seasons.
Enter first-round pick Rashaad Penny, who is coming off a monster senior season (2,383 scrimmage yards, 25 touchdowns) at San Diego State and appears to have the experience, patience, vision and talent to play a major role from the get-go.