Report: Jets Rookies and Sophomores to get Some run Against Bills
Those calling for Jets rookies and sophomores to get some playing time amidst the team’s offensive struggles look to be getting what they’ve asked for. NFL insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that rookies Xavier Gipson, Israel Abanikanda and Jason Brownlee will see more action today.
The #Jets, by the way, will skew a bit younger today. Expect more looks for guys like 2nd-year TE Jeremy Ruckert, young WRs such as Xavier Gipson, Jason Brownlee, and Irvin Charles, plus a few snaps for RB Izzy Abanikanda. A little more juice, perhaps. https://t.co/PGFEF5sCMN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2023
Also potentially seeing some targets are second year players Jeremy Ruckert and Irvin Charles. With no pass catchers emerging through the first nine games of the season outside of Garrett Wilson, giving the kids a look is long overdue. Given the number of passes Jets receivers have dropped in recent weeks, taking a look at Brownlee makes sense.
Watch a few @SouthernMissFB games and you're bound to see WR Jason Brownlee make at least one highlight reel grab. Big play receiver who posted 16 TD's over past two seasons while averaging 15.9 YPC over the course of his college career. pic.twitter.com/LjxZ11rNwj
— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) January 19, 2023
As far as the running game goes, Abanikanda could add some spark to a lifeless run game outside of Breece Hall where Dalvin Cook is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry.