The regular season will be filled with plenty of intriguing contests for the Jets but some games definitely stand out from the pack.
Coach Adam Gase and GM Joe Douglas are ushering in a new era in New York as the Jets pursue their first playoff appearance since 2010.
During this season's journey, here's five games that Jets fans should definitely mark on their calendars.
Game 2: Vs. Cleveland Browns (Monday, Sept. 16, 8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Round 2 of the budding Sam Darnold vs. Baker Mayfield rivalry. Last season, the Browns earned their first victory in 635 days by defeating the Jets on Thursday Night Football in Week 3. This is an opportunity for some primetime payback. Adding some more juice is the fact that Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams squares off against the team he served as interim head coach for last season.
Game 6: Vs. New England Patriots (Monday, Oct. 21, 8:15 p.m., ESPN)
The Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era Patriots have been a thorn in the Jets' side for nearly two decades now. However, the Jets are aiming to narrow the gap between themselves and the defending champs. Adam Gase has set a clear goal of beating the Patriots and winning the AFC East. A smaller but important step is for the Jets to win their first home game against the Patriots since 2015.
Game 8: At Miami Dolphins (Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., CBS)
Gase's first game back in Miami, where he spent the last three seasons coaching the division rival Dolphins. Gase will be going up against new Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who is a former long-time Patriots assistant. Gase swept the Jets last season, so fans are hoping he returns the favor to the Dolphins.
Game 14: At Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, Dec. 12, 8:20 p.m., FOX/NFL Network/Amazon)
C.J. Mosley's return to Baltimore will be under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football. The star linebacker joined the Jets in the offseason after five seasons with the Ravens. The Jets are 0-5 against the Ravens in Baltimore, so Mosley switching sides could be the factor that swings the scales.
Game 15: Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m., CBS)
The outspoken Le'Veon Bell definitely isn't hiding his motivation against his former club. The star running back sat out all of last season with the Steelers due to a contract dispute and signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets in the offseason. Bell would love nothing more than to make Pittsburgh pay on the field in a game that could have huge playoff implications.