The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on Tuesday:
Need to know
The Jets return to practice on Tuesday after head coach Todd Bowles gave the team the day off following "Victory Monday" in celebration of Sunday's 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.
In case you missed it on TJB
Bowles still considers defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson a leader despite repeated tardiness.
The Jets' competitiveness reflects well on their head coach.
Josh McCown did it all against the Chiefs.
Bent breaks down the offense in Sunday's game.
Today's Jets links roundup
Jets receivers achieved something no Jets receiver duo has done in 50 years >> Cimini, ESPN
Have the efforts of McCown saved two jobs? >> Serby, NY Post
The Jets still think they can make the playoffs >> Vasquez, The Record
Bowles and the Jets have not discussed a new contract yet >> Watkins, Newsday
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter
This week seems to be a good time to look back on the trades Mike Maccagnan made this year and to evaluate whether they look like they're going to pay off.
Back in June, the Jets traded safety Calvin Pryor to the Browns for Demario Davis. Having already been cut by the Browns, the Jaguars released Pryor last week and he cleared waivers yesterday. Had the Jets retained Pryor, he would have been stuck in a reserve role behind rookies Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams. As for Davis, he's leading the team in defensive snaps, is among the league leaders in tackles and has made some impact plays with a career-high 4.5 sacks and three passes defensed. He's also no longer a liability in the passing game having moved to the mike linebacker position.
That might not even be the best trade Maccagnan has made. In September, the Jets dealt Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks, acquiring Jermaine Kearse in the process. While his production stagnated after a great start, he's been lights out since the bye. Against the Panthers, he had seven catches -- all for first downs -- and over 100 yards. And he played even better on Sunday with a team-leading nine catches for a career-high 157 yards.
Richardson had been a disappointment in Seattle initially, but he's ramped up his performance over the past few weeks. That said, the trade was a win for the Jets, who also picked up a second-round pick in the deal.
Unfortunately, Maccagnan's Midas touch hasn't extended to his most recent trade -- at least not yet. Cornerback Rashard Robinson, acquired for a 2018 draft pick at the deadline, saw his first defensive action on Sunday and was burned for a long Tyreek Hill touchdown. That said, there is still time for that trade to pan out, as it seems like the other two have.
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