Sunday was an ugly day on all fronts for the New York Jets.
The Bengals hadn’t won a game all season, until they bossed the Jets around on their way to a 22-6 win. An embarrassing loss to a terrible team is bad enough, but New York may have also suffered a costly injury to a key player.
Jamal Adams was seen postgame in Cincinnati with a walking boot on his left foot. On Monday, Adam Gase announced that the star safety has a sprained ankle and will have to undergo an MRI.
The former No. 6 overall pick has played in every game of the season to this point, managing one interception, two forced fumbles and six and a half sacks.
The Jets technically haven’t been eliminated from the playoffs yet, but that should happen next week. Their odds of making the postseason were incredibly slim even before this loss to the Bengals.
Depending on the results of his MRI, the team could opt to be conservative and rest Adams for the rest of the season, as there won’t be much to play for.
Gase also told reporters that quarterback Sam Darnold was bruised up a bit after the game, but that he should be fine.