Can Jets' air attack improve?

Despite new WRs, Tim Tebow, better passing game depends on Mark Sanchez

Originally Published: August 7, 2012
By Sean McCormick | Football Outsiders
SanchezWilliam Perlman/US PresswireMark Sanchez needs to cut down on turnovers in 2012.

Under Rex Ryan, the New York Jets have generally excelled in almost all facets of the game. Their defense has been one of the very best in the NFL, their special teams have been excellent and for the most part, they've run the ball effectively. But the passing game has consistently underwhelmed despite all the organization's efforts at development.

The Jets used the fifth pick of the 2009 draft on QB Mark Sanchez. They traded first for Braylon Edwards and then Santonio Holmes, and signed Plaxico Burress in free agency. None of those moves has given New York an above-average passing game.

According to Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings (explained here), the Jets ranked 21st in the league in pass offense last year. The year before, they ranked 20th. Is there any reason to think that things can improve in 2012?


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