As Week 13 approaches for the New York Jets, it’s best they place injured safety Marcus Maye on the injured reserve list as there is nothing to play for.
At 3-8 on the season, the New York Jets are once again on the outside looking in. They’re at the bottom of the AFC East and all the players can play for at this point in time is for pride. Injuries are piling up faster than a New York minute as safety Marcus Maye has continued to miss team practices this week.
As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, head coach Todd Bowles has confirmed that Maye did not participate in practice at all this week. Maye is dealing with not one but two injuries with his shoulder and thumb.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s best the Jets place Maye on the injured reserve list since there is truly nothing to play for. The truth of the situation is the Jets are one more loss from being mathematically eliminated from the NFL Playoffs as it doesn’t make sense to risk long-term injury to Maye in another losing season.
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The Jets are a hot mess of a team that will likely see major changes coming from a coaching and personnel standpoint this upcoming offseason. Maye has nothing to worry about as he’s been a solid safety for the Jets so far in his tenure with the team which is why they should shut him down now and let the healing process for his injuries start immediately.
In 2018, Maye started in six games and totaled 34 tackles, one forced fumble, and an interception. Combined with fellow safety Jamal Adams, they have become quite the force to reckon with when healthy and on the gridiron together.
For now, Maye has been banged up and Adams can’t do it all on his own at the safety position. Hopefully, Maye has a speedy recovery and returns to the Jets in 2019 ready to continue where he left off from. For now, the Jets shouldn’t waste his talents on another meaningless season when he’s clearly hurting and needs time to come back at 100 percent in the future.