Notable NY Jets PFF grades from the Giants preseason game

Which Jets graded out well in the final preseason game?
NY Jets, Aaron Rodgers
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The NY Jets finished the 2023 preseason with a 32-24 win over the New York Giants. The Jets finished the preseason 2-2 and now have until Tuesday, August 29th, to cut down the roster to 53 players.

This was the first preseason game that most of the starters played in, and they put together a promising performance. Let’s take a look at some of the Jets' notable Pro Football Focus grades from the Giants game.


Aaron Rodgers performed well in his Jets debut, but the other Jets quarterbacks, Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle, also played well in this game.

Rodgers completed 5-of-8 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. This earned him an 81.4 offensive grade and a 79.6 passing grade. Wilson completed 11-of-18 passes for 107 yards. This earned him a 77.0 offensive grade and a 77.8 passing grade.

Boyle completed nine of 11 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. This earned him an 83.9 offensive grade and an 80.4 passing grade. Boyle played really well with his roster spot potentially on the line. We'll see if he makes the 53-man roster or ends up on the practice squad.

Wide receivers

After Corey Davis’ retirement, it became a real competition for the last one or maybe two receiver roster spots. Malik Taylor did not play in this game, but Alex Erickson, Jason Brownlee, and Xavier Gibson all did.

Erickson had five receptions for 38 yards and two touchdowns. He had an 80.7 offensive grade and a 76.3 receiving grade. Brownlee had two receptions for 25 yards. He had a 76.6 offensive grade and a 75.6 receiving grade.

Gibson had seven receptions for 79 yards. He had a 75.9 offensive grade and a 74.5 receiving grade. It will be interesting to see which of these receivers makes the roster.

Garrett Wilson also made his 2023 preseason debut, hauling in three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. He earned a 78.7 offensive grade and a 75.9 receiving grade.

Mekhi Becton

Becton started at right tackle in this game and ultimately did enough for head coach Robert Saleh to announce him as the starting right tackle going into the seasonvv.

Becton played just 15 snaps and allowed just one pressure. He did not grade out as well, however, earning a 61.4 offensive grade, a 59.5 run-blocking grade, and a 62.3 pass-blocking grade.

The progress Becton has made from not even feeling like an option at right tackle to now being named the starter at the position is great to see.

Brandin Echols

Brandin Echols excelled in another preseason game, and with some questions about Bryce Hall and Jimmy Moreland, it has to have made the Jets feel good about their corner depth.

Echols had a pick-six in this game and graded out extremely well. Echols earned elite-level grades with a 93.8 defensive grade and a 93.6 coverage grade.

Echols will miss Week 1 due to a suspension but will provide great cornerback depth from Week 2 on.