Robert Saleh’s Jets defense just lost another player to a major injury
The New York Jets have had a rough Week 1 in terms of injury luck to say the least. In addition to losing their up-and-coming offensive tackle in Mekhi Becton for at least a month to a knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, defensive back Lamarcus Joyner has reportedly torn a tendon in his arm. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Joyner will require surgery that will likely keep him out for the remainder of the season. Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh is running out of bodies.
In addition to Joyner, the Jets’ defense is also currently missing free safety Sharrod Neasman (hamstring), linebacker Jamien Sherwood (leg) and safety Saquan Hampton (achilles) just to name a few.
Jets fans will now have to hope that rookie quarterback Zach Wilson can create enough offense to make up for New York’s shallow defensive team. Wilson, who the Jets took with the no. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, went 20/37 for 258 yards in his team’s opener against the Panthers. He through for two touchdowns and one interception, finishing with a quarterback rating of 28.8.
Wilson will square off against fellow rookie Mac Jones next Sunday, as the Jets are set to take on the New England Patriots at 1 p.m. ET.