It was first reported this morning on NFL Network’s First on the Field that the New York Jets are some 12,000 tickets shy of a sellout — a figure that puts them under the blackout restriction meaning if this report holds water the Jets MNF matchup against the undefeated Texans would not be televised in the greater New York area.
However we now have conflicting reports on this matter as a spokesman for the Jets has come forward and said these reports are simply untrue.
It’s been an interesting week for the Jets, who are coming off a 34-0 whooping via the San Francisco 49ers. Not only is there a full fledged quarterback contrversy despite what Rex Ryan says, but owner Woody Johnson came forward saying he’s putting the Jets on his backburner to focus on getting Republican Mitt Romney elected President.
In addition to the woes in the win column, sales could be hurt by the fact that injuries have ravaged the team, with Santonio Holmes on IR and Darrelle Revis out with an ACL injury. Th Jets are thin on the depth chart all the way around the roster which isn’t giving anyone any relief during this slump.
We won’t find out until Monday if these reports about the Jets and their ticket sales are true, as the team is not releasing said information at this time. But the Jets are in a division that, at any point, could get too competitive for them to compete in. Ticket sales are the last thing on the minds of the Jets, but it could single a massive shakeup sometime soon in New York.