The NY Jets have released their list of inactives ahead of their Week 8 showdown with the New England Patriots, and this week's list is as confusing as ever.
The Jets went into the day with four quarterbacks on their active roster after elevating Chris Streveler from the practice squad on Saturday. Despite this, Streveler has been left inactive.
The team also decided to make veteran Joe Flacco inactive for the first time this year leaving Mike White as the only backup behind Zach Wilson.
Another curious decision was the choice to leave Jermaine Johnson inactive. Head coach Robert Saleh said the rookie defensive end was "good to go" when speaking to the media this week. But again, despite this, he's been left inactive.
The remainder of the inactives consists of wide receiver Corey Davis (knee), running back Zonovan Knight, cornerback Bryce Hall, and safety Tony Adams. No surprises among that group.
The NY Jets shockingly left Chris Streveler, Joe Flacco, and Jermaine Johnson inactive
There are three notable inactives to talk about here. Let's first start with the quarterback decision and the two interesting decisions the Jets made.
White has seemingly been elevated to the role of QB2, at the very least for this week's game. Perhaps the Jets wanted to go with a more mobile backup behind Flacco. White isn't exactly the most mobile quarterback, but he is more mobile than Flacco.
As far as the Streveler thing is concerned, your guess is as good as mine. The Jets wasted a practice squad elevation on Streveler just to leave him inactive. Maybe it was gamesmanship, but it'll be interesting to hear Saleh's explanation after the game.
Johnson is another surprise inactive after the rookie pass rusher was limited in practice with an ankle injury all week. Saleh indicated that he was set to make his return this week, but evidently, something happened along the way.
There's always the outside chance that the Jets simply made him a healthy scratch, but it seems more likely that he suffered a setback in warmups.
The Jets will look to conquer their demons with a victory over the Patriots today. Can they extend their winning streak to five games?