Jets' 2014 NFL Win Total Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Will the Jets improve on their 2013 win total heading into Geno Smith's second season?
The Jets were active in free agency, making a splash by signing receiver Eric Decker to a multi-year deal and also signing Michael Vick to compete with Smith for the starting quarterback job. The team also signed running back Chris Johnson, who will share time with Chris Ivory, as well as receiver Jacoby Ford, offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and corner Dmitri Patterson.
The Jets released a trio of veterans that made up the core of the last three seasons, including quarterback Mark Sanchez and receiver Santonio Holmes. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie was also released and wound up in Arizona where he'll start opposite Patrick Peterson for the Cardinals. Troubled running back Mike Goodson was also released.
In the draft the Jets added to their already stout defense by selecting safety Calvin Pryor with the 18th overall pick. They also added pass-catching tight end Jace Amaro in the second, cornerback Dexter McDougle in the third and receivers Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans in the fourth.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jets' over/under for number of wins in 2014 has been set at 7. Considering the team went 8-8 last year with the rookie Smith under center, one would think that they would at least finish with the same record. While the offense is a work of progress the defense remains solid and Rex Ryan does a nice job getting the most out of his roster. I'd lean towards the over 8 when it comes to the Jets' 2014 regular season win total, especially seeing as how the AFC East is once again average at best (save for the Patriots, of course).