On paper, the Jets weren’t the worst team in 2020. No, that honor belonged to the Jaguars. However, Adam Gase’s final season as head coach was a car crash from beginning to end. Bizarrely, they won two games over playoff teams but they were otherwise shocking. Sam Darnold was also horrible as starting QB (via New York Post). He threw more interceptions than touchdown passes in every game before Week 13.
Another reason why this season was a total failure was that they couldn’t even lose games properly. Everybody wanted Trevor Lawrence in the draft and the Jets had the advantage. All they had to do was keep losing. This was the one thing that they were good at so it seemed like a forgone conclusion. But a pair of shocking back-to-back wins sealed Lawrence’s move to Florida. The Jets sure know how to make their fans cry.
The Jags didn’t have the worst season from a statistical perspective. However, head coach Urban Meyer made their fans cry with rage. It felt like new dawn after Trevor Lawrence fell into their laps. But they failed to capitalize and drama followed the team everywhere. Finally, Shahid Khan fired Meyer in Week 13 after he lost patience. It was no surprise because his tenure was a disaster (via Sportscasting).
First, he created headlines by hiring a racist fitness coach. Chris Doyle departed the Jags after a day. Then, there was the Tim Tebow spectacle. Meanwhile, Meyer enraged senior players by treating them like college athletes. He also infuriated his staff by regularly insulting them. The highlight moment was when Meyer shared an intimate dance with a young woman in a bar. Of course, she wasn’t his wife.