The New York Jets received bad news on Wednesday after learning wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the remainder of the regular season after suffering a Linsfranc injury in his left foot. The Jets rank 27th in the NFL heading into Week 5 when it comes to passing yards per game and now that Holmes is out for the rest of the year–New York’s passing game may be in trouble.
When the team realized Holmes could miss the remainder of the regular season, they signed former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jason Hill as a safety precaution–which is a questionable move considering he only recorded 367 yards and three touchdowns during the 10 games he played in 2011. The Jets’ passing game was already a joke to begin with considering Holmes was surrounded by players like Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill–so the addition of Hill won’t make much of a difference for Sanchez.
Sanchez has already received plenty of criticism this year for the way he’s performed over the last three weeks in the passing game and losing Holmes doesn’t help his case any more. If New York’s staff really wanted to help Sanchez out for the passing game after losing Holmes, they should have considered some of the other top candidates in free agency to bring on board.
As crazy as it sounds, Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens would have been much better options for the Jets over Hill considering their experience–even if they do bring the risk of being a head case.
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