The New York Jets battled a slew of injuries during training camp. Here are the positive details that have emerged ahead of Week 1 vs the Buffalo Bills.
Things looked bleak for a while in the New York Jets facilities.
Cornerbacks were dropping like flies during training camp. Then star wideout Robby Anderson suffered a ‘soft tissue injury’ that the coaching staff was cryptic about.
Consider all of this was before the 2019 regular season even commenced.
But on Labor Day Monday, optimism rained down from 1 Jets Drive, just call it divine intervention.
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said that both Robby Anderson and No. 1 cornerback Trumaine Johnson are both expected to play in Week 1 during his Monday presser:
“Everything is trending in the right direction.”
This is a pleasant surprise, to say the least.
When Trumaine Johnson went down in practice, there was a sense of pessimism in the building that wasn’t squashed when Gase hinted the healing process could take anywhere from weeks to possibly months to heal.
Considering the dire situation of the Jets’ cornerback depth chart, this is outstanding news ahead of the Week 1 matchup vs the Buffalo Bills.
While on the other side, Robby Anderson’s impact on this offense can’t be understated.
The squad has a host of No. 2 and No. 3 options offensively, but no true No. 1 wide receiver. Anderson is the closet thing to that with his game-changing speed.
With him in this Adam Gase offense and his ability to take the top off of a defense, the other weapons on this Jets team can work underneath.
Also with Week 1 nearly upon us a void in the Jets offense is going to be noticed immediately: no Chris Herndon. He will be absent for the first month of the season.
Despite all the injuries the team suffered throughout camp, it appears that the Jets, barring any unforeseen setback, will be fully healthy for their Week 1 matchup vs the Buffalo Bills.