Jets Odds: 2022 schedule release, AFC East latest!

Zach Wilson New York Jets Odds 2022

The New York Jets were again one of the worst teams in football in 2021, but the odds are they will be a whole lot better in 2022 – and it might have started Thursday night in Las Vegas.

They headed into Year 2 of the Robert Saleh era having made some nice moves to upgrade the roster, and they went into the 2022 Draft in Nevada with a ton of draft capital to employ. Four picks in the top 38 for starters.

That bounty started with numbers #4 and #10 overall, and the Jets appear to have aced it – picking up elite CB prospect Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner before grabbing Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson. That would have been a terrific first round without what happened next.

Yep, New York traded back into the first round to pick up Florida State DE Jermaine Johnson at 26 – incredible value. So the Jets came away with three elite talents at key positions. They aced it.

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That 4-13 record in 2021 doesn’t quite tell the whole story – remember that rookie QB Zach Wilson spent a good portion of it injured on the sideline.

Wilson is the man expected to transport the franchise back to the land of the living, and now New York must surround him with more weapons to bring the required improvement in 2022.

New York Jets Super Bowl Odds

The sportsbooks like the Jets a little better after a terrific Draft weekend in Vegas.

Going into the three-day talent contest the Jets were the 31st best team in the NFL. 31st of 32 – brutal.

New York was +20000 to pull off the mother of all shocks by winning Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona next February. That means if you bet $100 and the Jets lift the Lombardi, you win $20,000.

That has changed a little now – New York is (only) +15000 now. Expect that to shrink further if they look good in preseason and these new draftees are the real deal in the early going.

New York Jets Draft Picks in 2022

Gardner significantly upgraded the defense while Wilson to Wilson should be a big deal in the NFL for years to come. The Jets finally have a true WR1. The chance to trade up and snag a falling star in Jermaine Johnson was just too good to pass up – stellar opening night for New York.

The Jets continued to have a fine draft on Friday, picking up another first-round talent in Iowa State RB Breece Hall. Maybe not a need, but an excellent prospect. File Ruckert under the same description.

All in all, Joe Douglas the Jets aced it. The results should start to become evident in September.

Here are details of the Jets picks:

  • Round 1: 4 overall – Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner (CB, Cincinnati)
  • Round 1: 10 overall – Garrett Wilson (WR, Ohio State)
  • Round 1: 26 overall – Jermaine Johnson (DE, Florida State)
  • Round 2: 36 overall – Breece Hall (RB, Iowa State)
  • Round 4: 101 overall – Jeremy Ruckert (TE, Ohio State)
  • Round 4: 111 overall – Max Mitchell (OT, Louisiana)
  • Round 4: 117 overall – Micheal Clemons (DE, Texas A&M)

What Odds are the Jets to win the AFC East?

You have to go back to 2015 to find the last time the Jets had a winning season and right back to 2002 for the last time it won the AFC East title. Thin times in the green half of East Rutherford.

New York remains the absolute outsider of the four teams heading into 2022, at +2500 odds (bet $100 to win $2500). The Jets had been +2800 heading into the Draft in Vegas. They are down to just +1600 with some sportsbooks. Buffalo not surprisingly remains the hottest of favorites.

Latest AFC East odds are as follows:

NB: Odds correct on May 1, 2022

How many wins for the Jets in 2022? Over-Under

Well at least sportsbooks expect the Jets to improve in 2022. The Over/Under for wins is set at 5.5 right now – if you bet with DraftKings the Over is -130, with the Under at +110.

Jets to make the playoffs – what are the Odds?

The Jets might be headed in the right direction in terms of building a winning roster, but nobody expects them to make the playoffs in 2022. Sportsbooks included.

Saleh’s crew are +800 to reach the postseason, while it is -1600 that they fail. Tells you all you need to know.

Of course all of these odds are tough because the Jets are in a pretty good AFC East division. Compare them with the local rival New York Giants and the difference is massive. Why is that? Because the NFC East is so miserable in comparison.

New York Jets 2022 Schedule

We now, finally, have dates and kickoff times yet (or TV details) for the 2022 NFL schedule:

  • Week 1: September 11 – vs. Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 2: Sept. 18 – at Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 3: Sept. 25 – vs. Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 4: Oct. 2 – at Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 5: Oct. 9 – vs. Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 6: Oct. 16 – at Packers, 1 p.m., FOX82
  • Week 7: Oct. 23 – at Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS
  • Week 8: Oct. 30 – vs. Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 9: Nov. 6 – vs. Bills, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 10: Bye
  • Week 11: Nov. 20 – at Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 12: Nov. 27 – vs. Bears, 1 p.m., FOX
  • Week 13: Dec. 4 – at Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 14: Dec. 11 – at Bills, 1 p.m., CBS
  • Week 15: Dec. 18 – vs. Lions, 1 p.m., FOX
  • Week 16: Dec. 22 – vs. Jaguars, 8:15 p.m., Prime Video
  • Week 17: Jan. 1 – at Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., FOX
  • Week 18: Jan. 7/8 – at Dolphins, TBD, TBD

Jets Strength Of Schedule in 2022

The Jets are middle of the pack when it comes to how tough their schedule is (based on 2021 records of their 2022 opponents).

Their number is .495 – that is tied for 17th hardest out of the 32 franchises.