Joe Tippmann, RG, NY Jets
Joe Tippmann continues to improve every week and shows why the Jets trusted him with a high draft pick this past year.
After a disappointing start to training camp that saw Tippmann working with the third-team offense, he quickly developed as the season approached to being the backup interior lineman. Thrust into action following injuries, Tippmann has played as the NFL’s best rookie lineman for three consecutive weeks.
On Breece Hall’s long touchdown run, Tippmann crushed down the nose guard so well that the hole opened up wide enough for a “truck to roll through,” as Zach Wilson stated.
Finally, the ball still seems to move extraordinarily well on the right side of the line, where Tippmann and Alijah Vera-Tucker call home. Hall always finds the most running room that way and very little pressure ever seems to come frontside on quarterback Zach Wilson.
The one major ding against Tippmann this week was allowing a team-high four pressures, doubling his total allowed in his first two starts. This doesn’t appear to be too much of a problem based on previous games and look for Tippmann to improve his pass blocking moving forward.
Tippmann needs to continue to play well, as superstar teammate Alijah Vera-Tucker was just announced to be done for the year with a torn Achilles. Tippmann needs to be an anchor at right guard to help along expected fill-in Max Mitchell.