Another game, another solid game from the secondary. Jamal Adams once again got to pad his resume as a top contender for NFL’s rookie of the year while Marcus Maye continues to look more comfortable in the back-end every week. The most exciting development will be watching these two play together the rest of the season.
This unit has been the surprise of the season with both the maturation of the rookie safeties and the play of the cornerbacks. Against this secondary the Jaguars only gained 140 yards through the air and 3.8 yards per pass play.
The biggest problem the Jets defense had last year was the secondary surrendering the big play. This year, the secondary may not be highly touted, but they are eliminating the big plays and have a greater versatility to matchup with different offensive looks. Through the quarter mark this is without question the team’s most improved unit.