I'm currently choosing between flying from the EU to Seattle via JFK or via Amsterdam/Paris/London. The flight via JFK is much more convenient, but there's only 1h25m between the inbound EU flight and the outbound Seattle flight. A related question mentions that this would be a very tight connection - but it seems to be assuming that short connection passengers are not given priority? I.e. in Seattle airport there's a special queue for short connection passengers and they also go first in line for immigration.
Personally I hold a Global Entry card and won't have checked in luggage, but my travel partner doesn't have Global Entry so I have to take that into consideration.