Torn Achilles confirmed for Marcus Maye

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Anyone who saw a replay of Jets safety Marcus Maye going down without being touched in Thursday night’s game or heard head coach Robert Saleh say that his Achilles “didn’t look good” wasn’t holding out much hope for good news about his condition on Friday.

No good news came. The Jets confirmed that Maye has torn his Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

“For Marcus, I’ve seen this story unfortunately one too many times in this league,” Saleh said, via Dennis Waszak of the Associated Press. “It’s never good initially. It sucks. But the one thing with Marcus is he is a young man, he’s got a tremendous mindset and he’s made of grit. His ride’s not over, his story’s not over.”

Maye was playing out this season on the franchise tag, so he may have taken his final snap as a member of the Jets. His injury could affect the market for his services come the offseason, but enough players have made it back from Achilles injuries that Maye shouldn’t find too cool a reception if he does hit the open market.

4 responses to “Torn Achilles confirmed for Marcus Maye

  1. That is a shame.
    He rejected a long term contract and is playing under the tag.
    I hope he’s healed up and can get a good contract next year, but it takes a while to fully recover from an achilles.

  2. The Jets are cheap. He is probably their best defender and tbey refused to pay him.

    Career could be over now.

  3. touchback6 says:
    November 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm
    The Jets are cheap. He is probably their best defender and tbey refused to pay him.

    Career could be over now.

    It’s funny how some people spin stuff and keep a straight face. Cest’ la vie.

    Not Jets best defender anymore!

    Jets look pretty smart having not locked down a guy who suffered a major, possibly career ending injury. Maye is certainly now not worth even close to the number he turned down let alone the number he was asking for. He will have to take a less if he wants longer term security or play on a low ball one-year deal in the hopes he will be excellent and get a fat multi-year deal afterwards.

    How Douglas and the Jets look like rocket scientists. Maye and his agent? Not so much.

  4. Where are all those critics that slammed Leveon Bell for passing up playing for millions on the franchise tag, an wanting more security?

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