The New York Jets are 0-3, and things are going so poorly for Gang Green that Dan Orlovsky doesn’t think they’re in the same class as the 2008 Lions.
If you’re unfamiliar, the 2008 Lions went 0-16, a mark in futility that was equaled by the Cleveland Browns nine years later. Orlovsky was the primary starter for Detroit that year, though he only started seven games.
To put it nicely, that Lions team was horrific. And yet Orlovsky, now at ESPN, thinks they would have handled this year’s Jets squad without much difficulty.
“My 0-16 [Lions] would beat the Jets 16 times,” Orlovsky tweeted this afternoon while New York was in the process of getting blown out by the Indianapolis Colts.
My 0-16 would beat the Jets 16 times
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 27, 2020
That’s harsh, but not necessarily unfair to the Jets. Through three weeks, they are the only team in the NFL that has never led in a game at any point. That’s hard to do.
The Jets have holes all over their roster, a likely lame duck head coach and a struggling franchise quarterback who has been dealt an impossibly bad hand by his coaching staff and front office. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
Between the Jets and their MetLife stadium counterparts the Giants, the only light at the end of the tunnel for New York football right now is a train.