If Joe McKnight got a separate paycheck for every position he’s played for the Jets this season, he’d be a good bit wealthier than he is right now.
McKnight started the year as a running back and kick returner for the Jets before making a brief switch to cornerback in the wake of Darrelle Revis’ season-ending injury. That didn’t last particularly long, but the Jets obviously decided that they liked moving McKnight around the field.
With Clyde Gates and Chaz Schilens coming off concussions suffered against the Patriots and Jeremy Kerley continuing to battle leg injuries, the Jets have some issues with depth at wide receiver. One of their answers to that problem is to put McKnight out there. McKnight practiced with the wide receivers for part of Monday’s session, although he’s not sure he’ll be remaining there against the Cardinals this weekend.
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that McKnight said he wasn’t clear just what the Jets had in mind for him at receiver, something that probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise given how rarely the Jets seem to have a good grasp on what they’re doing offensively.