Jets @ Eagles
Final Score: Jets 24, Eagles 21
Writer: Ryan McDonough (@RyanTalksFF on Twitter)
While the obvious headline that will come from this game being that Jets quarterback Zach Wilson sustained a meniscus tear and a bone bruise, there were a few details to note from Friday night’s game from Philadelphia.
New York Jets
Zach Wilson: 3/5, 23 yards, INT | 1 carry, 7 yards
Mike White: 10/20, 98 yards | 1 carry, -3 yards
Chris Streveler: 6/9, 62 yards, 2 TD | 2 carries, 31 yards
Nobody in this quarterback room really showed much of anything on Friday night. Zach Wilson airmailed a couple of passes and threw an interception before suffering a knee injury at the end of the first quarter. Luckily for the Jets, reports Saturday morning indicate that Wilson may be back in time for the season opener.
Mike White didn’t do much to impress despite having the most reps. Chris Streveler’s numbers are rather deceiving, as a lot of the yards gained came after the catch on short passes.
La’Michal Perine: 10 carries, 51 yards
Breece Hall: 5 carries, 15 yards
Zonovan Knight: 6 carries, 13 yards, 1 TD
Michael Carter: 3 carries, 5 yards| 1 target, 1 reception, 7 yards
The Jets were definitely feeling the loss of Mekhi Becton, as they really struggled to get anything going on the ground. La’Michal Perine had a couple of nice runs, but a lot of the team’s rushing attempts seemed like an uphill climb to gain so much as a yard. Zonovan Knight, seems like a bruiser that might be able to vulture a couple of touchdowns during the grueling regular season, but that is about it.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Denzel Mims: 5 targets, 2 receptions, 25 yards
Garrett Wilson: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 25 yards
Elijah Moore: 1 target, 1 reception, 9 yards
Lawrence Cager: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 40 yards
Tyler Conklin: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 23 yards
Jeremy Ruckert: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 3 yards, TD
Poor quarterback play was the name of the game for the Jets. Garrett Wilson definitely looked the best out of the receiving corps with crisp routes and good poise. Denzel Mims was targeted the most amongst his peers, but his struggles with drops have continued to persist into this season. Shoutout to Calvin Jackson for hauling in the game winning touchdown with sixteen seconds to go.
Calvin Jackson, the Rookie out of WSU, scores the game winning TD for the Jets
— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) August 13, 2022
Lawrence Cager was easily the biggest bright spot for his squad, making a couple of big plays with his 6’5 frame. His numbers would have been even better if it weren’t for an illegal formation call cancelling out a high-difficulty catch for big yardage. It will be very interesting to see how the Jets’ staff elects to use Cager as the preseason ghee’s on, as a playmaking tight end has been something they have been without for years.
The Lawrence Cager move to TE is off to a good start – his catch and run athleticism isn't surprising, but he showed no hesitation blocking last night either
I can't remember the last time the Jets had tough decisions to make for cuts at this position pic.twitter.com/c4WVek4no9
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) August 13, 2022
Jalen Hurts: 6/6, 80 yards, TD
Gardner Minshew: 8/12, 81 yards | 3 carries, 11 yards
Reid Sinnett: 9/17, 81 yards, TD| 2 carries, 3 yards
Jalen Hurts returned to action without skipping a beat, as he marched his team right down the field for a score in their first preseason action. The three year Oklahoma product completed all six of his passes and capped it off with a 22 yard strike to Dallas Goedert before checking out of the game for the night. Gardner Minshew continues to prove why he is one of the best backup quarterbacks in football, looking very sharp spreading the ball around during his playing time. The same could not be said for Reid Sinnett who appeared to be utterly lost for a majority of the game to the point where any success he enjoyed felt like a fluke.
Jalen Hurts is cleannn with it. pic.twitter.com/ZHUPoPIsKi
— Kendall Beck (@KBeckEagles) August 13, 2022
Miles Sanders: 2 targets, 2 receptions, 20 yards
Jason Huntley: 16 carries, 48 yards, TD | 5 targets, 4 receptions, 39 yards
Kennedy Brooks: 7 carries, 26 yards | 2 targets, 1 reception, 2 yards, TD
Jason Huntley may have proven to be someone to keep an eye on as the preseason continues, as he played in every quarter of this matchup. While the 3 yards per carry may not seem impressive, it is clear that the Eagles value Huntley as a pass catching option, as shown by his 5 targets on the day, leading the team in that category. Kennedy Brooks put together a couple of nice runs later in the game, but didn’t do enough to steal the spotlight from Huntley.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Zac Pascal: 4 targets, 2 receptions, 41 yards
Quez Watkins: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 32 yards
Jalen Reagor: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 26 yards
Noah Togiai: 4 targets, 4 receptions, 29 yards
Dallas Goedert: 1 target, 1 receptions, 22 yards, TD
While the passing game was not pretty for the Eagles, these three receiver managed to do enough to get some looks from fantasy managers. Zac Pascal was by far the most impressive, making a couple of big plays to make up for dropped passes from earlier in the game. Quez Watkins continued to show a strong relationship with Jalen Hurts that dates all the way back to the 2020 NFL season. Jalen Reagor commanded a healthy number of targets despite many questioning his fit on the team with even more WR help joining the roster this offseason. These three can definitely be looked at for some waiver wire transactions if one of the Eagles starters goes down, but it is really anyone’s guess as to who it would be.
Not really much to talk about here. Dallas Goedert made a really nice play for a score in his only series, showing why he is certainly capable of being a top 10 TE this season. Togiai didn’t necessarily “wow” with any of his play, but was an instrumental part of the Eagles moving the ball down the field for a score in the fourth before giving up the lead.
If Dallas Goedert EVER…
Got the volume he’d be mentioned in the same breath as Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, & George Kittle.
He’s that good.pic.twitter.com/EbPNVIuJl2
— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) August 13, 2022