Jets make final push for Marcus Mariota and Jalen Ramsey
The New York Jets have the luxury of playing two games in three days to try to get the best possible quarterback they can get out of the competition with rookie Marcus Mariot.
They’re trying to do it without their top two cornerbacks and wideouts, who each are battling injuries.
And they’re doing it in the first game without their best running back.
The Jets are 0-2 in the preseason, and Mariota has been sacked seven times and has a passer rating of 24.6 in five preseason games.
That’s not what you want for a quarterback who has been one of the league’s best in recent years.
Mariota also was sacked five times and thrown to four times in Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys.
And his two interceptions were both by safety Landon Collins, who’s a fourth-round pick and the second-youngest player on the team.
Collins is averaging 17.8 yards per catch and has played a bigger role this season, having 11 receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Collins was a big part of New York’s run game against the Cowboys, gaining 16 yards on five carries, and he’s still only 19.
But he has never played in a preseason game and hasn’t been active with the Jets.
“The big thing is to be ready to go and be ready when you get called back in the game, to go out there and execute,” Collins said.
But if you’re not prepared to do that, you’re just playing against a team that’s playing well, which is what we have been doing.” “
That’s why it’s important to be prepared to go play every game.
But if you’re not prepared to do that, you’re just playing against a team that’s playing well, which is what we have been doing.”
The Jets’ second game is Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
They have a bye and are 4-0 heading into the weekend, so the schedule is favorable for the team’s first-round draft pick, who will be playing his first game in his new home.
“It’s not just for the fans, but for all of the players,” Collins added.
We’ve got a lot of games left to play, and we’ve got two weeks off, so we can do that as well. “
I think it’s a big week for us, obviously.
The Broncos, who are 0 1-3 heading into Sunday’s game, have their bye week after the bye week last season. “
But we’ll be ready, so you’ll see us go out and execute when we get back in pads and that’s what we’re going to do.”
The Broncos, who are 0 1-3 heading into Sunday’s game, have their bye week after the bye week last season.
Denver’s defense is one of several teams to face a first-year quarterback, including Kansas City, who had Peyton Manning as its starter last season and lost a two-game sweep to the Jets, 49-16.
The Broncos have been a team to rely on Manning in their preseason games, including their first three games in 2017, when they lost by four points to the Green Bay Packers and by six points to Washington.
That was the first time the Broncos lost to Manning in six games.
“We just got to be a little bit more confident in our game plan and we have to play with a lot more confidence in our guys,” Manning said.