In the annual Backup Bowl the New York Jets were defeated by the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 10-9. The game was pretty much what you might expect from a matchup of backups, an abomination of turnovers, penalties, drops and miscues.
Old friend Christian Hackenberg was the star of the night for the Jets, nearly single handedly willing the Jets to victory with interceptions, fumbles, sacks and terrible clock management. In an unstable world it’s nice to know some things never change.
Sam Darnold sat this game out and Josh McCown led the offense through the first few possessions. McCown played reasonably well but was let down by multiple drops from his receivers.
Newly acquired backup quarterback John Wolford relieved McCown and looked pretty much how you’d expect a 4th string rookie quarterback who just walked in off the street would look. It wasn’t pretty.
On the bright side the defense managed to extend their streak of not allowing a touchdown all preseason to the final 18 seconds of the 4th quarter before the Eagles scored the game winning touchdown.
With the loss the Jets finish the 2018 preseason with a 1-3 record.
A full recap will be posted later this evening. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.