The Jets had a poor performance on third downs in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, going 0 for 11 in those situations. This is just the latest example of their struggles on third downs this season, as they have only converted 30 out of 131 opportunities so far.
According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ conversion rate on third downs is currently at 22.9%, making them the worst team in that category over that time period. In order to avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season, they will need to improve significantly.
The Jets were led by Zach Wilson for most of their third down attempts on Sunday, but head coach Robert Saleh made a change during the game. Tim Boyle came in relief and Saleh said after the game that they will make a decision on Monday about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.