1. Jets have a daunting schedule
The Jets having to navigate their way through a tough playoff schedule is one thing. First, they need to actually get to the postseason.
New York's schedule is as challenging as it gets. Before their bye in Week 7, the Jets face the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, and Philadelphia Eagles. Wow.
It doesn't get much easier after the bye, either. Three of their next five are on the road against the New York Giants, Las Vegas Raiders, and Bills, along with home games against the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins.
By Week 12, it's totally possible the Packers with Jordan Love will have a better record than Rodgers and the Jets.
The Jets have two games against the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. The Bills are Super Bowl contenders and have won the AFC East three seasons in a row. The Dolphins have added Tyreek Hill and Jalen Ramsey over the past couple of offseasons. They can compete for the AFC East title.
The worst team in the division? Bill Belichick's Patriots, and that's never an easy game.
Rodgers joining the Jets makes them contenders, but it won't be easy to make the playoffs with their schedule. Even if they do, a tough road then awaits just to get to the Super Bowl.