The Jets had a poor showing on third downs during their loss to the Bills on Sunday, going 0 for 11 in those situations. This is just the latest in a string of struggles for the team on third downs this season, as they are currently 30 for 131 after ten games.
According to Pro Football Reference data dating back to 1991, the Jets’ conversion rate on third downs is currently at 22.9%, making it the lowest for any team over that time period. In order to avoid holding this title by the end of the season, the Jets will need to improve their performance significantly and reach a conversion rate of at least 24%.
Despite Zach Wilson being the quarterback for most of the third down tries, head coach Robert Saleh made a change during Sunday’s game. Tim Boyle relieved Wilson in the third quarter and Saleh said after the game that they will make a decision about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.