The Jets enter the 2021 season with the youngest roster in the NFL with an average age of 25.1 years old.
New York features a rookie starting quarterback, and a plethora of other first-year and second-year players will start. Some position groups are older and more experienced than others, but most of this Jets squad will learn on the job.
This is by design. Joe Douglas is a proponent of building through the draft and Robert Saleh, a first-year head coach himself, is all in. The Jets had opportunities to bring in more veterans this offseason but decided to mostly lean on their young talent.
Here, we’ll break down the Jets’ average age and the combined number of NFL starts at every position. With New York’s Week 1 matchup against the Panthers days away, the gang truly is looking green in 2021.