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Shannon Sharpe has sarcastic response to Stephen A. Smith’s extremely bold New York Jets prediction

Shannon Sharpe isn’t feeling the New York Jets’ chances next season.

The NFL Hall of Fame tight end was on First Take this week alongside the ineffable Stephen A. Smith to discuss the likelihood of the Jets winning the AFC East next season.

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The Jets’ Super Bowl aspirations will largely depend on the play of Aaron RodgersCredit: Getty

The important caveat going into the segment was for the Jets to stay healthy — and Smith thinks they have a chance if they do that.

“The Jets had their chance, bro,” Stephen A. said confidently.

“If you tell me everyone will be healthy, I would pick the Jets to win the AFC East this year.

“I really would.”

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However, Sharpe didn’t get it and responded with a perfectly sarcastic response, insinuating that the Jets have as good a chance of winning the AFC East as he does of winning the lottery.

“See what you did, Stephen A.? ‘Oh, they had their chance.’

“You know they do the draw three times a week? I had my chance!

“I haven’t won it yet!”

“Did you play?!” Stephen A joked back.

“I did it, I did it!” Sharpe replied.

Smith thinks the Jets can win the AFC East, but Sharpe doesn't have it

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Smith thinks the Jets can win the AFC East, but Sharpe doesn’t have itCredit: X@FirstTake
Rodgers was ejected just four minutes into his Jets debut

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Rodgers was ejected just four minutes into his Jets debutCredit: Getty

The Jets entered last season with Super Bowl aspirations after landing four-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the 2023 offseason.

However, the Green and White’s hopes were ignited in the fourth game of Rodgers’ Jets career when he tore his Achilles tendon in Week 1 against the Bills.

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The 40-year-old did not play for the remainder of the season and reportedly earned the lowest sum in the NFL, $81.14, through the league’s performance-based system.

Backup QBs Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle failed to fill the Rodgers-sized hole in the Jets’ offense and they finished with a 7–10 record for the second straight season.

Robert Saleh’s team also missed the playoffs for the thirteenth consecutive season, which continues to be the longest active playoff drought in the league.

However, they made moves to end that streak this offseason, adding Tyron Smith and Mike Williams to their offensive line.

Meanwhile, the Jets’ “D” landed a big-name linebacker after losing Bryce Huff to the Philadelphia Eagles.

They landed star pass rusher Haason Reddick from Philadelphia.

The 29-year-old had 11 sacks last season, including 2.5 against the Jets, and 16 the season before.

Reddick is a two-time Pro Bowler and will provide veteran expertise to a defense already stacked with Sauce Gardner, Quincy Williams and Quinnen Williams.

How the Jets perform next season ultimately depends on Rodgers and his ability to replicate his performance in a Packers uniform.

They’re also in a division with Super Bowl contenders Buffalo and Miami, so clinching the AFC East crown won’t be easy.

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