I believe that to properly analyze the 2017 IDPs you need to have an idea of how they’ll ALL perform so you can benchmark and compare them effectively. So I built a model using past performance, efficiency, scheme information and coaching tendencies to predict what will happen in 2017. I’ve applied that to my best estimates for how teams will use players this year which gives a projection and ranking for all IDPs. You can read more about what I did and how here.
I feel so sorry for Jets fans. It can’t be any fun at all. The team is bad year-after-year with just enough hope to make it truly painful. The Bills know they’ll be horrible forever. But the poor Jets continually have false dawns like signing Brett Favre, or the first year under Rex Ryan, or the first year under Todd Bowles that make the fans think change is coming. Then they have seasons like this where they’re clearly tanking.
The coach is a dead man walking. The quarterback situation is a crime against humanity. The lead back is Matt Forte’s shuffling cadaver. Just this year, the team has cut David Harris. Darelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick. None of them were at the peak of their powers, but it’s still gut-wrenching for the fans.