With election season just about wrapped up, politicians around the US can fully return their
attention to the issues facing the nation and their home states.
Most years, there are few issues on the East Coast bigger than the New York Jets between the months of September and January. They have regularly found themselves hanging around the bottom of the NFL from year to year and have given fans plenty of reasons to ridicule them in recent seasons.
This season has been a bit different. The Jets are currently sporting a 7-4 record despite the poor play of Zach Wilson, which led them to turn to Mike White last week.
Despite the success, the Jets seem to still be an issue on the mind of one politician. New York state senator Joe Addabbo told Legal Sports Report today that he wants to see the Jets return to New York .
With a possible opt-out at MetLife Stadium available soon, Sen. Joe Addabbo wants the Jets back in New York, specifically, Willets Point, Queens. "This is a huge, Herculean longshot, I get that. But I hate missed opportunities." https://t.co/Bhay5N3BbJ
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYC) November 30, 2022
This idea was seemingly inspired by the development project in Willets Point that will include a 25,000 seat stadium for NYCFC. While that stadium would be much too small to entice the Jets to return to Queens, Addabbo believes there could also be room for a football stadium for the Jets.
The Jets last played in New York in 1983 at Shea Stadium, but there is a window coming up for them to return. Both the Jets and Giants have the option to opt out of their MetLife Stadium lease in 2025 as long as they give the state of New Jersey 12 months notice.
There have been rumors of a couple teams around the league trying to get new stadiums, but maybe the New York Jets will actually be the next team to move into a new home.