In Sunday’s loss to the Bills, the Jets struggled on third downs yet again. They went 0 for 11 in those situations, contributing to their ongoing struggles this season. With a conversion rate of just 30 for 131 on third downs in their first 10 games, the Jets are currently holding the record for the lowest third down conversion rate among teams dating back to 1991, according to Pro Football Reference data.
To avoid having the worst third down conversion rate in history by the end of the season, the Jets will need to improve significantly. The previous record holders were the 2005 49ers and the 2002 Cowboys, who converted an impressive 24 percent of their third downs.
Despite Zach Wilson being the quarterback for most of those failed attempts, 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 on Monday about who will start against the Dolphins in the NFL’s inaugural Black Friday game.