2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3-8, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup QB Joe Flacco was activated from the COVID-19 list, paving the way for him to be the QB2 on Sunday. Mike White remains on the list and is unlikely to play this week, Robert Saleh said. Josh Johnson will revert to the practice squad. Flacco, who is unvaccinated, has been unavailable in three of five games, directly or indirectly, due to COVID-19 protocols.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Saleh, responding to Zach Wilson's post-game comment that his knee still is unstable, claimed the knee is "fine" and the rookie QB has "no limitations." Saleh acknowledged that Wilson took a "pretty good hit" and was in "a little bit of pain," but he said the pain subsided before he returned to the field. Saleh praised Wilson's toughness and ability to lead two TD drives despite some accuracy issues.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock report: UP — DE John Franklin-Myers (first Jet to have two sacks + INT since 1985), RB Austin Walter (who knew?), LB Quincy Williams (1 sack), DT Quinnen Williams (1 sack), LT George Fant and LG Alijah Vera-Tucker (most of run game went behind them); DOWN — PK Matt Ammendola (another costly miss), QB Zach Wilson (rust/too many mistakes), P Braden Mann (rare off game).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets notable snap counts on defense (out of 55): DL — Quinnen Williams 37, John Franklin-Myers 34, Sheldon Rankins 28; LB — C.J. Mosley 55, Quincy Williams 39, Jarrad Davis 12; DB — Javelin Guidry 55, Ashtyn Davis 55, Bryce Hall 55, Michael Carter 51, Elijah Riley 44, Jason Pinnock 12. Analysis: Quincy Williams, who has supplanted Davis, left with a deep calf bruise. Guidry replaced Isaiah Dunn, who replaced Brandin Echols.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets notable snap counts on offense (out of 62): RB — Tevin Coleman 29, Ty Johnson 20, Austin Walter 15, Nick Bawden 10; WR — Keelan Cole 59, Elijah Moore 54, Jamison Crowder 31, Braxton Berrios 10; TE — Ryan Griffin 52, Trevon Wesco 19. Analysis: Wesco suffered a potentially serious knee injury. Walter, replacing Michael Carter, made his season debut and scored. Bigger role for Coleman and Cole, who replaced Corey Davis.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Post-injury Zach Wilson looks a lot like pre-injury Zach Wilson, which is to say … not good. He completed only 6 of 12 passes for 44 yards and an interception in the first half. He was rattled at times, overheating too short passes. His interception was a blooper player — an underhanded flip to Ty Johnson that he never saw. The kid needs to settle down.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets inactives: WR Corey Davis, RB La'Mical Perine, OT Isaiah Williams, DL Jonathan Marshall, DT Tim Ward, CB Rachad Wildgoose, S Jarrod Wilson. Analysis: No surprise on Davis. Bigger role for Keelan Cole. Perine a healthy scratch again, this time leapfrogged by former practice squad RB Austin Walter. Yikes.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Projecting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow against the Texans: WR Corey Davis (injured), RB La'Mical Perine, OT Isaiah Williams, DT Jonathan Marshall, DE Tim Ward, DE Kyle Phillips and CB Rachad Wildgoose. Analysis: The team is planning for Josh Johnson to be the QB2. They have 11 (yes, 11) DLM on the 55 after elevations. Have to wonder if one of the four DLM on the injury report could sit. John Franklin-Myers had a hip flare up yesterday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie RB Michael Carter (ankle) was placed on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least three games. Not a huge surprise, considering the Jets called it a 2-3 week injury. The RBs tomorrow will be Ty Johnson, Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter, who appears to have leapfrogged La'Mical Perine. The Jets elevated four from the practice squad, including Walter and QB Josh Johnson, who is expected to be the QB2.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Zach Wilson likely will be without three key pieces tomorrow in his anticipated return: WR Corey Davis (groin), RB Michael Carter (out) and senior offensive assistant Matt Cavanaugh. Davis was downgraded to doubtful one day after Robert Saleh expressed optimism about Davis' chances to play. Cavanaugh, the de facto QB coach, won't coach due to COVID-19 protocols. COVID-19 has hit the QB room, with Joe Flacco and Mike White on the COVID-19 list.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Final injury report: As expected, RB Michael Carter (ankle) has been ruled out. He still could wind up on injured reserve on Saturday; it was called a 2-3 week injury. Bigger roles for Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman. La'Mical Perine likely to be pulled out of mothballs. All others listed are expected to play.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Zach Wilson is "playing the game faster with his mind," Robert Saleh said today. We will soon find out if that translates to the field. On Sunday, Wilson returns after missing four games with a knee injury. The hope is that he benefitted from watching. They want to see more patience and better decision making from Wilson, but they also don't want him to abandon his playmaking flare. The Texans play a lot of Cover-2, which will test his patience.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: Two key injuries from practice this week — WR Corey Davis and DT Foley Fatukasi, neither of whom practiced Thursday. Doesn't bode well for Sunday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets added yet another quarterback, signing James Morgan to the practice squad. You remember him: He was a 2020 draft pick who struggled in the preseason and got cut. Now he's back as QB insurance, with Joe Flacco (likely out) and Mike White (out) on the COVID-19 list. Josh Johnson is expected to back up Zach Wilson in Houston. Morgan could be the backup emergency QB, in case Flacco doesn't clear protocols by Sunday. You can't make this up.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Crazy stat: In the four games since Zach Wilson's injury, the Jets have averaged 436 yards per game — tops in the NFL. I'm not making that up. Asked if he feels pressure to maintain what the other 3 QBs have done, Wilson said, "No, of course not. I play my ball. I play ball. Credit to those guys. I was able to learn from their reps and everything they went through, but I have to go in and play my game and not worry about any of that stuff."

Team Stats

Passing Yards245.211th
Rushing Yards86.029th
Points For18.1Tied-27th
Points Against30.432nd