The Jets host the Broncos in their second home game of the season Sunday at 1pm on CBS. After starting the season with a victory over the Lions, the Jets have lost 3 straight, falling to 1-3. The season is far from over, but it will be if the Jets don’t find a way to win a few games in the coming weeks. Lets take a look at who is out for Sunday’s game, and who could step up in their absence.
CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), TE Neal Sterling (concussion), WR Charone Peake (hamstring) OUT for #DENvsNYJ
S Marcus Maye (ankle/foot) questionable pic.twitter.com/0fhAfhqKJd
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 5, 2018
Losing Trumaine Jonson will force the Jets to test the depth at cornerback. Even though he has been beaten a few times, him and Morris Claiborne make up one of the stingiest duos in passer rating allowed when targeted.
"In Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson, the Jets have the league’s stingiest cornerback duo through three weeks. Claiborne’s passer rating when targeted of 16.8 leads all corners, while Johnson’s rating of 43.5 is currently seventh."
— PFF NY Jets (@PFF_Jets) September 30, 2018
Darryl Roberts will probably play outside when Buster Skrine moves from the boundary to the slot, but neither is at Johnson’s level so expect whichever one kicks outside will be targeted heavily. It could be a rough day for the Jets cornerbacks. If Darryl Roberts’ hamstring acts up, the Jets could get some run for Parry Nickerson and Derrick Jones.
Tight end Neal Sterling is still in concussion protocol, so Chris Herndon, and Jordan Leggett should be involved. Both have played well as of late and should look forward to having a chance to get some more reps against a quality secondary.
Marcus Maye looks to be a full go once again, but if he’s limited for any reason, Doug Middleton would be asked to step up.