Jets Tackle Officially Placed On Injured Reserve

The New York Jets have had a horror run with injuries over the past two years, and after losing QB Zach Wilson for the first three games of the 2022 campaign, as well as 2020 first-round pick Mehki Becton, the team had to rule out Duane Brown for the season opening game at home against the Baltimore Ravens. 

Today, the Jets made it official that not only would Brown, a former Pro Bowler miss the first game of the season, but at the very least the first four, as they have placed him on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury that has been plaguing him for weeks now. It's unclear if he can make it back by Week 5, but right now, that's the earliest that Brown can return, giving the Jets more headaches along their offensive line.

Week 1 will already see the Jets starting rookie Max Mitchell, and if he struggles, it's very unclear where they go next, and for Joe Flacco, who isn't a mobile QB, it may potentially be a very bad few weeks coming up. The Jets are in a year where they'll need to evaluate Zach Wilson, and if Brown isn't back anytime soon, it could be another wasted season, which may put coach Robert Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas both on the hot seat.

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