The Jets had a poor performance on third downs during Sunday’s loss to the Bills, failing to convert any of their 11 attempts. This continues a trend this season as they are currently 30 for 131 on third downs after 10 games. According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ conversion rate of 22.9% on third downs is the lowest for any team over that period.
To avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season, the Jets will need to improve significantly. Their current conversion rate is below that of both the 2005 49ers and the 2002 Cowboys, who converted 24% and 24%, respectively.
During Sunday’s game, head coach Robert Saleh made a change in the quarterback position, replacing 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.