In Sunday’s loss to the Bills, the Jets struggled on third downs again, going 0 for 11. This poor performance continues their historical struggles on third downs this season, where they are just 30 for 131 in their first 10 games.
According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ current conversion rate of 22.9% on third downs is the lowest for any team over that timeframe. To avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season, the Jets will need to improve significantly and reach at least a 24% conversion rate, like the 2005 49ers and 2002 Cowboys did.
During Sunday’s game, head coach Robert Saleh made a change by relieving Zach Wilson with Tim Boyle in the third quarter. After the game, Saleh stated that they will make a decision on Monday about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.