Here are three Jets’ issues, not related to Zach Wilson, to watch for in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Giants.
1. Cornering the market
The young cornerbacks will be under the microscope. They are considered the weakness of the Jets’ defense and there appears to be some competition there, with Bless Austin and Bryce Hall as the favorites to start. Can anyone make a play and separate himself in this game?
2. Working off rust
Linebacker C.J. Mosley has not played in a game in 22 months after suffering an injury in 2019 and opting out last year. Mosley has lost weight and sounds like a man on a mission to prove he is still the same player he was before his injury. He surely wants to make some tackles in this game, something he can’t do in practice.
3. Man in charge
Robert Saleh has been on the job for seven months, but this will be his first action on the sideline as head coach. The preseason does not feature much pressure or big decisions, but Saleh must get used to communicating with his staff and working through game-day logistics.
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