The forthcoming NFL season for the New York Jets will be one of their most pivotal and important in quite some time. There are a multitude of reasons behind that rationale, the first being that they haven’t made the playoffs for the past three seasons under head coach Rex Ryan, turning the 2014 year into a make or break season for the coach. Secondly, it will be quarterback Geno Smith’s sophomore year in the league and he will have to play much better to prove he can be the franchise quarterback they envision him to be after a rollercoaster rookie season.
Last year, Gang Green only had three games on the schedule which averaged above $200 for Jets tickets, but in 2014 the Jets season home average is more than that for all their games at MetLife Stadium. Clocking in at $213 currently, this is the Jets highest average since the 2010 season when they were coming off of back-to-back AFC Championship berths under Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez. Obviously, much has changed since that time as only Ryan and a handful of players remain with the Jets from that team.
Nevertheless, the Jets hope to make some significant strides in 2014 in more ways than one, starting with former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith whom they hope can take the next step forward. With an improved supporting cast that now includes WR Eric Decker, RB Chris Johnson and rookie TE Jace Amaro, Smith will have no excuses not to produce on the field.
The Jets top game of the season is currently their contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers at an average ticket price of $254, an increase of 27% over their 2013 meeting at MetLife Stadium. Their tilt with the Denver Broncos was their highest priced game of the season but over the span of the last seven days has trended down by 10% to now average $249 after being as high as $273. Rounding out the Jets top three games are their hated rival New England Patriots, who this year will have former Jets franchise player Darrelle Revis suiting up for them. This matchup in the Meadowlands is going for an average of $236, down almost $30 from their Week 7 meeting in 2013, which the Jets won in overtime.
Not all of Jets games are this pricey, for example their Week 8 matchup with AFC East divisional foe the Buffalo Bills is their cheapest game of the season. When these two teams meet on October 26th Jets tickets will be averaging 18% lower than their normal game at MetLife Stadium, going for just $175 per ticket.