The Jets will lose one of the most durable players in the NFL for the rest of the season.
The team announced that starting outside linebacker Bryan Thomas will not play again this year after an Achilles injury on Sunday night. Thomas has only missed three games in his ten year career, all with the Jets.
Thomas isn’t a flashy player, but he’s a smart veteran who understands what Rex Ryan is trying to accomplish on defense. Aaron Maybin figures to stick in New York now and possibly get more snaps with Thomas out.
The Jets’ biggest problem on defense is their pass rush and this won’t help matters.