After New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had his appeal for his four-game suspension relating to Deflategate rejected, one New York Jets player believes they can take advantage.
"With Tom gone those first four games, they could go 2-2 or even 1-3," an anonymous Jets player told Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman. "It's a good opportunity for us."
Brady is set to miss New England's first four games of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills, and would return Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. The Jets host the Patriots in Week 12 and face them on the road in Week 16.
New York split its season series against the Patriots last season, losing 30-23 in Week 7 before winning 26-20 in overtime in Week 16.
Brady, 38, is 21-7 in his career against the Jets with a 62.14 percent completion percentage, 6,614 yards thrown, 39 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.