The New York Jets will undoubtedly have their hands full in Week 6 action against the Arizona Cardinals and the return of their savvy veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer.
All throughout the regular season, the New York Jets have had a plethora of problems when it came to containing an opposing team’s quarterback. Regardless who they played, whether they were healthy or dealing with injuries, the Jets continued to look helpless against quarterbacks, regardless of their tenure in the NFL.
In Week 6 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, the defense of the Jets will have their hands full with the return of quarterback Carson Palmer. He’s been dealing with a concussion injury and has been medically cleared to play against the Jets on Monday Night Football.
Even after coming back from injury, the Jets will be facing a quarterback that can absolutely dissect their defensive secondary with ease and precision. While the Jets must do whatever it takes to win this game to put their season in the right direction, this game could get out of reach for them if Palmer starts getting hot.
It’s no secret that Palmer is the glue that keeps the Cardinals’ offense together. While they’re just 2-3 so far this season, they’ve been underwhelming, to say the least. Last week, they took care of business and beat the San Francisco 49ers to the final tune of 33-21.
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The Cardinals were absolutely supposed to beat the 49ers and well, it’s much the same this week. They’re expected to beat the Jets, especially in front of their home crowd in their home at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Palmer is a veteran of 13 years in the NFL and should make quick work of the Jets’ defense if they don’t bring the pressure to him consistently.
If they give enough time for Palmer to do what he does best, he will connect with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald like there is no tomorrow. It’s important their pass rush steps up beyond belief in this matchup.
Even head coach Todd Bowles knows everything Palmer brings to the table, even if he’s dealing with injuries, is still good enough to beat any team. Here is what he said courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:
On Carson Palmer…
He can throw the ball. They’ve gotten to him a few times here and there. The Rams got after him pretty good and Buffalo played very well against him, but that’s nothing that you saw from him. He throws the ball very well. He and (Larry) Fitzgerald have a connection that’s unbelievable and you have to expect to get the best Carson Palmer you’re going to get. Just practicing against him for two years, I know he’s a hell of a quarterback.
Overall, don’t let Palmer’s latest concussion injury fool you, the man will continue being the pulse of the Cardinals’ offense who will want to put in more effort to continue their momentum of last week. Expect to see Palmer not miss a single beat upon his return from injury.