The 2021 NFL season is here, finally! With that, there is a ton of hype as fans will be allowed back in the stadiums and teams try and make a run at the playoffs. There have been a lot of changes throughout the NFL landscape, and one team that changed drastically is the New York Jets.

The Jets moved on from Adam Gase and brought in Robert Saleh to be their new head coach. They traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers, calling that experiment a failure, perse. Then they spent some money in free agency, bringing in wide receiver Corey Davis from the Tennessee Titans on a three-year deal worth $37.5 million.

Oh, and of course, the Jets drafted Zach Wilson second overall after he had a steller career at BYU, essentially pegging him as the franchise quarterback in New York. So, this season should be better, although nobody really knows until it happens.

Here are four bold predictions for the New York Jets in the 2021 NFL season.

4. Robert Saleh makes the 49ers regret

The San Francisco 49ers watched Robert Saleh, the team’s defensive coordinator, move on to the Jets and land the head coaching gig he has always wanted. Now, the Saleh hiring could backfire tremendously, although it is hard to say that moving on from Gase was a bad thing.

Adam Gase was not getting the job done whatsoever, and the Saleh hiring was essentially a home run pick. He has that demeanor that players love, and should turn this team into a tough, physical football team if the players buy-in.

Will the Jets make the Super Bowl in 2021? No, but Saleh will show the 49ers that he was definitely a good choice, and it might have John Lynch and company regretting the decision to let him leave town.

3. Tevin Coleman shines bright 

Remember Tevin Coleman, the former Atlanta Falcons running back who was filled with hype? Yeah, he is–somewhat– the lead horse for the Jets running game. After spending the beginning of his career with the Falcons, he went to join the San Francisco 49ers.

He followed Saleh to the Jets and should now see a heavy workload. While the Jets drafted Michael Carter out of North Carolina, the rookie has underwhelmed massively during camp and preseason games. Ty Johnson is the other running back competing with Coleman for touches for the time being, but perhaps a new team and a fresh workload could put Coleman back at the top spot.

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La’Mical Perine is also on the roster, but Coleman should have at least a shot to redeem himself and claim the lead-back role.

2. Corey Davis posts 1,000-yard season

The story of Corey Davis has been an interesting one. The former first-round choice never put up the numbers the Tennessee Titans were hoping for. However, the Titans went heavily to the running game with Derrick Henry leading the charge.

In 2020, Davis was 16 yards shy of his first 1000-yard campaign in just 14 games, so the talent is evident. Now, he is the main guy, and the top guy in the entire offense and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson should be able to lean heavily on Davis and toss him a ton of balls.

100 catches is an obtainable goal, 1000 yards and double-digit touchdowns are also very realistic for Davis in his first year in New York.

1. Zach Wilson wins Rookie of the Year

Remember, these are BOLD predictions, and this sure is a bold one. Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, and a ton of other names should be considered for this spot. However, remember a year ago when everybody thought Justin Herbert was going to hold the clipboard for the entire season?

The Los Angeles Chargers rookie walked away with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award after a freak injury to Tyrod Taylor opened the door for him. So, Wilson’s situation is different since he has the job already. But, he won’t have to worry about a quarterback battle as Tua Tagovailoa did.

The volume will be there for Wilson, and he has a shot to put up some huge numbers if he can get rolling during the season. Nobody knows how these rookies will perform, but don’t count out Wilson winning the award, especially with both Lance and Fields’ situations murky, at best.