It seems as though each week when I sit down to rewatch the most recent Jets game for the sticker assignment, I think to myself “it can’t be this bad next week, right?” Each week, I am proven a fool. This is probably the worst loss I can remember with the exception of the infamous butt fumble game. This was flat out embarrassing. Well, let’s get this out of the way.
Bronze Star: LB Avery Williamson (11 tackles, 1 forced fumble)
I’ve been impressed by Williamson this year. He got a pretty decent free agent contract and there was a lot of caution about his three down capability. Thus far, he’s held up well and consistently led the team in tackles. He’s been better than expected in coverage and solid defending the run and when asked to rush the quarterback. He’s not a top MLB and really doesn’t have the skillset to ever get into the conversation, but he’s a quality player on a decent contract. I usually have to bring this up because he wasn’t an impact player in the week, but everyone else was worse. This is one of those weeks.
Silver Star: K Jason Myers (1 field goal, 1 extra point)
It’s depressing how often I have to put Myers on this list, but some of these games have been pathetic. Nevertheless, Myers has actually been an upgrade on Catanzaro, who was given a large contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being released midseason. Though it seemed like a foolish cost cutting move, I have to give Mac credit for making the right choice for a change. Myers hit a 55 yarder in this game and that is more impressive than anything I saw from any Jet but one.
Gold Star: S Jamal Adams (4 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 passes defended)
Jamal Adams simply jumps off the screen in almost every game I watch this season. It helps that no one else around him is really making plays, but he’s played at a Pro Bowl level this year. He was credited with half a sack, but he was entirely responsible for causing it. He held up well in coverage and made a lot of plays that didn’t show up on the stat sheet. He always seems to flash and makes big plays when the Jets need them. Unfortunately, the Jets are bad enough that it usually doesn’t matter, especially when they’re trailing by 28 points at halftime. Nevertheless, Adams deserves another star and probably a Pro Bowl vote.
So there you have it, ten weeks in and the table stands:
Jamal Adams 12 points (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Jason Myers 8 points (2 gold, 1 silver)
Avery Williamson 6 points (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Morris Claiborne 5 points (2 silver, 2 bronze)
Quincy Enunwa 4 points (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Darron Lee 4 points (2 silver)
Deontay Burnett 3 points (1 gold)
Isaiah Crowell 3 points (1 gold)
Henry Anderson 3 points (1 gold)
Andre Roberts 3 points (1 gold)
Sam Darnold 2 points (1 silver)
Leonard Williams 2 points (1 silver)
Bilal Powell 2 points (2 bronze)
Robby Anderson 1 point (1 bronze)
Darryl Roberts 1 point (1 bronze)
Jordan Jenkins 1 point (1 bronze)