After watching the latest Thursday night game between the Seahawks and Cardinals, Jets WR Jermaine Kearse can't believe he survived his game the week before.
The Seahawks lost many players like Kam Chancellor, Sheldon Richardson, Frank Clark and Jarran Reed as they played on short rest. Kearse thinks that the NFL should get rid of Thursday night games in the future.
"I can't speak on the majority of the players, but I can speak for myself, and I don't think it's helpful," Kearse told ESPN.
"You're asking guys who play at a high volume on one day, literally give it their all on that one day, and then ask them to try to recover and bounce back in a couple of days. It's kind of tough, especially when you're already dealing with certain stuff from previous weeks that may be nagging or lingering. That can be tough."
Matt Forte injured his knee and will likely be out of the game on Sunday. If he had more recovery last the week prior, Kearse believes he wouldn't be in this mess.
"Obviously, going from a Sunday games to a Thursday game, there's less recovery time and it just got worse," Forte said.
Unfortunately for players like Kearse, CBS and NBC agreed last February to pay $450 million each to televe those games. So, the owners would be opposed to making that change.
"I think there definitely has to be a discussion, for sure," he said.
"I mean, you see [Texans quarterback] Deshaun Watson, who has a significant injury during practice and not even in the game. So I think there defnitely has to be a discussion on it."