It’s become clear that the Jets are the worst team in the NFL, as they don’t have even a single star on their roster, and are in need of upgrades at every position group.
The team is particularly thin at wide receiver, evidenced by the fact of how hurt they were when Breshad Perriman suffered an injury in their Week 2 loss to the 49ers. Perriman wouldn’t even be a candidate to line up in most other teams’ three-receiver sets, yet he’s the best the Jets had on their depth chart.
And it’s creating problems for the Jets, both in terms of their performance on the field, but also for charting Sam Darnold’s development. He’s now in his third season, so it’s expected for him to develop into a serviceable quarterback, at the least, but operating behind a patchwork offensive line, with no weapons no work with, has made life difficult on him.
In fact, the Jets have so many injuries at the receiver position, that head coach Adam Gase announced anyone who “has a pulse” will be playing in Week 3.
Opposing teams do not like being caught off guard, but it’s highly unlikely that the Colts are shaking in their boots ahead of Sunday’s game, given the players the Jets will be trotting onto the field.