1. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Nick Folk Injuries
It’s official: Nick Folk has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. This guy was the Jets MVP a season ago – a guy who was money in the bank for most of the season. Folk was one of the guys who can be relied upon week in and week out, and now he’s gone.
In his place comes Randy Bullock, a career journeyman. This means Gang Green’s lackluster special teams group just turned into a below-lackluster group.
It’s also official that Ryan Fitzpatrick will have surgery on his messed up thumb on Friday, after the Bills game. The idea here is to get it done with 10-days prior to the next game.
It’s an obvious statement, but if the Jets have any designs on making the tournament, Fitzpatrick will have to be OK after the surgery, and Bullock will need to “not kill” the Jets chances.
The sheer amount of injuries the Jets have sustained is not a large number. It’s just that they haven’t been able to cover up for injuries in key spots. This is something other winning NFL programs are able to do.
Can the Jets find a way? We’ll find out starting Thursday night.