After a poor first preseason game, New York Jets corner Dee Milliner needs to have a bounce back game this week.
It’s safe to say that former first-round pick Dee Milliner is a bust. The thing holding Milliner back is injuries. The most amount of games that he’s played in a year was 13 in his rookie year (2013).
Milliner played in merely three games in 2014 and that barely changed in 2015, when he played just five games, not exactly what the Jets were hoping for.
He was drafted to be Darelle Revis’ replacement. Well, Revis Island has returned and now Dee Milliner is fighting for a roster spot.
When the Jets drafted Juston Burris in the fourth round this year, it became clear that Milliner would be fighting for a spot on the team. In his first preseason game, he didn’t look so hot.
Big play. Caught over guess who Dee Milliner #Jets pic.twitter.com/kMPNZaWZtu
— Matt O’Leary (@MattOLearyNY) August 12, 2016
Milliner got burned a couple of times and just looked confused on his assignments, not exactly the look you want if you are someone on the bubble.
All Dee Milliner has to show for is one good game in his career, the last game of the 2013 season when he picked off Ryan Tannehill twice.
Milliner wasn’t drafted by this regime which is another reason why he might not be here much longer. He’s got a lot going against him, actually, which is a reason why he has a lot to prove.
He has to make a big play in one of these preseason games to stick out. If — and it’s a big if — he can stay healthy he might have a shot. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for being rusty in the first preseason game.
No excuses this week. He has to have a better week. Otherwise, he will be out of a job real quick.