While there was no doubt with who the Jaguars were taking No. 1 overall in 2021, the natural rivalry between Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson will always be there, as they look to turn around two of the NFL’s most losing franchises over the last decade.
It may not be likely given how brutal the first 10 weeks project to be for the Jets, but this one could also be a deciding factor on sneaking into a wild card spot. This game will have plenty of potential storylines.
On paper, the Jets have improved their situation around Wilson much better than the Jaguars around Lawrence, but it comes down to how they perform on the field. A matchup with QB1 and QB2 from the 2021 NFL Draft will always be a fun one.
The Seahawks and Jets will be linked for years to come due to the Jamal Adams trade, but now that the Jets have used all the resources from that pick to acquire Alijah Vera-Tucker and Garrett Wilson, it’s time to put this story to bed once and for all.
The Hawks seem to be rebuilding after trading away Russell Wilson, and if the Jets have any chance of stepping up in the NFL world, this is the type of game they need to win on the road.
The team has plenty of young talent, and given the bitterness that still exists between Adams and the Jets, this will be a fun one. While we’d all prefer it to be at MetLife, showing the Seahawks what they missed out on will be fun no matter what.