The New York Jets have done some roster maneuvering. Plus a surprising fun fact about the health of the Jets this season.
As we continue our path away from the debacle in Denver, the New York Jets try to shift their focus to the last leg of this 2017 marathon.
We have activated RB Akeem Judd from the practice squad, placed QB Josh McCown on IR and signed 2 others to the practice squad.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 12, 2017
The reason the Jets had to make these roster alterations was due to former starting quarterback Josh McCown breaking his non-throwing hand. Which brings us to this interesting fun fact that was explored by Brian Lewis of the New York Post:
“It is the opposite of last season when the Jets lost eight starters to injured reserve by the end of the season and used 75 players, tying an NFL record. They also had 49 different starters. This year, the Jets have used 64 players and started just 36 different players.”
As highlighted, the only major injuries suffered this season have been wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and Josh McCown. It’s bittersweet but the Jets losing Enunwa was actually a blessing in disguise for a multitude of reasons:
- The Jets would’ve never got Jermaine Kearse from the Seattle Seahawks who is having a career year.
- Robby Anderson arguably would’ve never had the same opportunities or been under as much pressure to become a better player than he had been.
Despite a relatively healthy year, the Jets are 5-8 and will miss the postseason for the seventh straight season. That’s because the final dagger came on the road this past Sunday.
If you’d like a closer look at the 23-0 blowout, well, I’m not sure why you would. The New York Jets official Twitter account, however, thought that’d be a good idea.
Through the lens: WK14 ⬇️
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 13, 2017
While we’ll shift the lens to New Orleans. According to ESPN FPI Analytics, the Saints are a smooth 89.4 percent favorite to win this game. Which equates to the Jets being 16-point underdogs in this game, which is, in fact, the largest spread of the week.