Jets safety Maye tears Achilles-out for season
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Maye, a Jets safety, has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.
Maye was hurt on a non-contact play early in the third quarter of the Jets’ 45-30 defeat to Indianapolis on Thursday night. The seriousness of the injury was verified by tests, according to coach Robert Saleh, who disclosed it on Friday.
On Jonathan Taylor’s 2-yard run, the 28-year-old safety took a couple of steps back in the secondary before pushing off to get forward. He sank to the ground and clutched the back of his right leg with both hands.
“It’s sad,” said Jeff Ulbrich, the defensive coordinator. “Back there, he’s the communicator.” He’s the commander-in-chief.”
Leaning on my faith. Y’all just pray for me and wish the best for me! I love my teammates more than y’all know! Hold it down! I’ll be alright, God got me! — Marcus Maye (@alldayMAYE) November 5, 2021
The Jets received good news on quarterback Mike White, who departed the game with a right forearm injury in the first quarter. White’s injured nerve, which produced numbness in his throwing hand’s fingers, improved by the conclusion of the game, according to Saleh, and he should be able to practise next week.
White started his second straight game in lieu of rookie Zach Wilson, who, according to Saleh, will also be able to practise next week. Before deciding who will start against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 14, the coach stated the club would assess how the quarterbacks feel and practise.
End of the rope Tyler Kroft has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a chest ailment in Indianapolis.
Maye’s injury might spell the end of his Jets career. He’s on the franchise tag this season after failing to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with the organisation over the summer. He might be a free agent at the conclusion of the season, but he’ll have to deal with repairing his Achilles tendon first.
Maye remained with the Jets following the NFL’s trade deadline on Tuesday, despite garnering interest. Maye, who was a second-round selection out of Florida in 2017 and is the team’s longest-tenured player, may be subjected to the franchise tag once more.
“Unfortunately, I’ve seen this tale one too many times in this league,” Saleh said of Marcus. “It’s never good at first.” It’s a pain. But Marcus has one thing going for him: he’s a young man with a great attitude and a lot of tenacity. His journey isn’t finished, and his tale isn’t over.”
Maye is also dealing with legal concerns related to his DUI arrest in Florida in February, which the club only recently learned about thanks to an ESPN article. He might face a suspension from the NFL, which is investigating the event under its personal conduct rules, as well as punishment from the Jets for failing to report the incident.
Maye remarked two weeks earlier, “I absolutely feel guilty about it.” “You know, I took everything away from it and learnt from it. “It’s just a matter of keeping going.”
With Maye out and Lamarcus Joyner out for the season due to torn triceps, the Jets are in a tight place at safety. In Joyner’s absence, second-year safety Ashtyn Davis has started the last few games, with Sharrod Neasman and Jarrod Wilson also on the roster.