New York Jets Three Up/Three Down – Week 14 Edition

Mike Nash goes three up/three down on the New York Jets heading into week 14…

Back in the win column!

After suffering a tough loss to the Panthers the week before, the Jets were able to get back on track and get a W against Alex Smith and a struggling Chiefs team. 

It did not start well for the Jets, as Travis Kelce was in the end zone twice before most fans were even able to sit in their seats, but anyway, let’s look at this weeks three up/three down.

THREE UP 

QB Josh McCown: Josh McCown is actually….good? After being mediocre throughout his entire NFL career, for whatever reason McCown has taken his game to a whole different level in 2017 for the Jets. Against KC, the veteran threw for a touchdown while running for two all while throwing for 336 yards. Sometimes, football just does not make any sense.

WR Jermaine Kearse: Kearse has flown under the radar a bit this season with Robby Anderson dominating every week. On Sunday, the former Seahawk caught 9 passes for 157 yards. It is clear that he and McCown have great chemistry on the field, and McCown looks for him in crucial moments.

S Jamal Adams: I know what you are saying. “How can a guy with just one tackle make the 3 up list?!”. Hear me out. After scoring two touchdowns early in the game, the Jets decided to put Jamal Adams on Travis Kelce. Once that was done, Kelce did not do much the rest of the game, finishing with just four catches. While it does not show up in the box score, Adams was solid in the win.

THREE DOWN 

LB Darron Lee: After playing so well in recent weeks, Lee was a healthy scratch on Sunday due to being late for Saturday’s practice. This is Lee’s first incident like this, so hopefully, he learned his lesson and this won’t become an issue for the young linebacker.

DL Mo Wilkerson: Wilkerson has worn out his welcome in New York. After getting paid, he is a shell of his former self. Wilkerson was once again benched for the first quarter after missing a meeting during the week. After this season, there is no chance the Jets bring him back in 2018.

CB Rashard Robinson: It was an ugly debut for the Robinson as a member of the Jets. Finally seeing playing time after being traded by the 49ers, Robinson gave up a long touchdown to speedster Tyreek Hill and was beaten quite a bit during the game. Robinson has the size and length to be a good cornerback, he just needs some coaching. He will be an interesting player to watch the rest of the season.

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