Wayne Hunter learns what the rest of us know — he’s not good

Reuters

Look, Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter impersonating a turnstile barely qualifies as news.

But his Saturday night show against the city rival Giants might be the thing that finally spurs the Jets to do something about it.

Hunter allowed two sacks in the first half, and a third was wiped out by penalty, as the Jets slogged through a loss to the Giants.

It starts with protection,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said at halftime, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “They can get after the quarterback. [I’m] definitely disappointed, because we had some self-inflicted wounds.”

And the self who inflicted many of them at least understands.

Hunter rejected the notion that a back injury was the cause, and said “I need to get something figured out before the first game though.”

“Either you perform or you don’t perform,” he added, via Mehta’s Twitter account. “If I don’t, they’re going to find someone to bring in and compete and get the job done”

Wayne, big fella, they already did.

The Jets tried to trade for former Panthers first-rounder Jeff Otah, before that deal fell through when he stunningly couldn’t pass a physical. Otah’s reportedly working out with former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley trying to get back in the kind of shape he’s failed to get into for two-plus years.

But whether it’s another try at him, or someone else, the Jets have to be looking, or the quarterback situation won’t matter at all.