New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson and cornerback Trumaine Johnson are officially listed as questionable for Week 1.
On Friday afternoon, the New York Jets released their injury report prior to their Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. The report lists three players as questionable, including Trumaine Johnson (hamstring), Robby Anderson (calf) and newly acquired WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring).
Johnson, the Jets No. 1 cornerback, has been dealing with this hamstring issue throughout the preseason. It’s no secret that the Jets have issues at the cornerback position and they’ll be at a great disadvantage without Johnson’s services. The seven-year pro is heading into the second year of his five-year, $72.5-million contract. The fact that he’s only listed as questionable is a good sign and the expectation is that he’ll be fine to play.
Robby Anderson is also listed as questionable with a calf injury, which is a little more concerning. This calf injury is something that has actually been something Anderson has been dealing with over the past few days. The former Temple Owl is the Jets best deep-ball threat and has formed a great connection with QB Sam Darnold. Anderson, like Johnson, should be fine however the concern would be his explosiveness and ability to stretch the field.
If the calf injury does keep Robby out of this game, look for Darnold to target Jamison Crowder and Quincy Enunwa heavily. Outside of Anderson, all other offensive weapons for the Jets will be fine including running back Le’Veon Bell, who has been chomping at the bit to get back on the field.
The Jets will begin their 2019 campaign at home against the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. ET. Last season the Jets were blown out by the Bills at home in a game in which Sam Darnold did not play in. Needless to say, New York will be looking for retribution.