The Jets will be without QB Sam Darnold against the Patriots on Sunday but he is not the only banged-up quarterback heading into the game.
Tom Brady was absent from the start of practice on Friday, raising concerns on just how healthy he is for this weekend's game against the Jets.
The 41-year-old hurt his knee in a Week 10 loss to the Titans and Brady was also listed as limited in Wednesday's practice coming off the team's bye week.
The injury occurred on a trick play when he caught a ball from WR Julian Edelman.
Brady also did not hold his scheduled news conference with reporters, leading to further speculation about the status of his knee.
Per NFL Network's Michael Giardi, Brady is still expected to play on Sunday but it is very likely the Jets will be getting a less-than-100 percent Tom Brady.
However, Brady will be getting one of his biggest weapons back in his arsenal.
TE Rob Gronkowski told reporters on Friday that he is "good to go" against the Jets after sitting out their previous game against the Patriots' previous two games before their bye with back and ankle injuries.
"I feel good. I'm ready to go," he said on Friday. "Sunday afternoon in New York, it's going to be a hostile environment. It always is. They're a good team. They play hard. I mean, I can't recall a game where I would say they haven't played hard in my nine years playing them. So it'll be a good one. It'll be a tough one, but it'll be a good one again."
Gronkowski also was not too concerned about the absence of Brady at Friday's practice.
"You've got to focus on doing your job and when there's not a player like that in - because he runs the offense and everything - you've just got to be more alert and more aware and just got to make sure you're on top of your job and your assignment and everything," he said. "Because no lie, he knows the playbook inside and out, basically every position, so if he's not in there, you've just got to make sure you know what you're doing, your knowledge and do your job."