In Sunday’s loss to the Bills, the Jets struggled on third downs again. They went 0 for 11 in those situations, which has been a consistent issue for them this season. Their conversion rate is just 30 for 131 on third downs in their first 10 games.
According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ current conversion rate of 22.9% is the lowest for any team over that time frame. To avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season, they will need to improve their performance and reach a 24% conversion rate like the 2005 San Francisco 49ers and the 2002 Dallas 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.