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Highlighting the positives: Which New York Jets players impressed PFF in Week 5?

Taking a look at some good Jets performances against the Broncos

NFL: New York Jets at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Last Sunday, the New York Jets defeated the Denver Broncos to move to 2-3. While there was certainly room for improvement, a number of players shined and deserve to be highlighted. Without further ado, here are some of the Jets most impressive players from Week 5 based on PFF grades.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley

  • Overall PFF grade: 91.2 (62 snaps)
  • Run defense grade: 70.3 (19 snaps)
  • Tackling grade: 84.5
  • Pass rush grade: 82.8 (2 snaps)
  • Coverage grade: 87.5 (42 snaps)

Heading into the year, the coverage ability of the Jets linebackers was an oft-stated concern. To date though, Mosley and Quincy Williams have put that concern to bed. While Quincy Williams stole the show with his game winning strip sack, PFF views Mosley as the star of this week’s show overall.

Edge rusher Jermaine Johnson

  • Overall PFF grade: 90.4 (40snaps)
  • Run defense grade: 75.9 (10snaps)
  • Tackling grade: 73.9
  • Pass rush grade: 82.5 (29 snaps)
  • Coverage grade: 71.2 (1 snap)

Much was written this offseason about the potential breakout of Jermaine Johnson. To date, he’s been good but far from stellar. This game though? Johnson showed where that hope was stemming from. Now we just hope it’s the first game of many 90+ grade games to come

Running back Breece Hall

  • Overall PFF grade: 80.4 (34 snaps)
  • Receiving grade: 72.1 (11 snaps)
  • Rushing grade: 77.4 (23 snaps)

Raise your hand if you’re surprised to see Breece Hall on a list of top players from this week?


No one?

Yea, that’s what I thought. Hall dominated and continues to put together the best season we’ve seen from a running back coming off an ACL injury since Adrian Peterson ran for 2000 yards in 2012.

Left tackle Mekhi Becton

  • Overall PFF grade: 77.9 (59 snaps)
  • Pass blocking grade: 81.0 (31 snaps)
  • Run blocking grade: 80.6 (28 snaps)

Much like Jermaine Johnson, much was written about the untapped potential of Mekhi Becton this offseason. Prior to Sunday, that hope looked misplaced. But this Sunday? Dude was elite, posting an 80+ grade as both a run and a pass blocker. Now we just hope that he puts up these kinds of performances more regularly


Who was the Jets best player on Sunday against the Denver Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    C.J. Mosley
    (46 votes)
  • 3%
    Jermaine Johnson
    (22 votes)
  • 76%
    Breece Hall
    (474 votes)
  • 4%
    Mekhi Becton
    (28 votes)
  • 8%
    Someone else and I’ll tell you who in the comments
    (50 votes)
620 votes total Vote Now