Jets receiver Jamison Crowder has been absent from practice for the last few days, and while a groin injury was given as the reason, it didn’t stop people from speculating about his future.
Ever since Joe Douglas took Elijah Moore, Crowder’s future has been brought into question and many speculated that he may be traded to free up cap space and return a starter at a position of need.
However, Tom Pelissero today reported that Crowder had tested positive for COVID, throwing his availability for the opening game in Carolina into doubt. Obviously the first priority is to get Jamison healthy, but fortunately for the Jets they do have significant cover at the position.
Crowder will be required to return two negative PCR tests 24 hours apart before he’s allowed to rejoin the team. Pelissero did confirm that this is believed to be an isolated case with no further players testing positive.
If Crowder can’t face Carolina, the Jets will likely turn to Moore, the impressive rookie from Ole Miss who’s established good chemistry with Zach Wilson. Moore has consistently impressed this off-season.
Crowder was the standout performer in the wide receiver room for the Jets in 2020, recording 59 receptions for 699 yards and 6 TD’s, which came on the back of a 2019 season where he caught 78 passes for 833 yards and 6 TD’s.