Here are the New York Jets position grades for the team’s 17-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
The New York Jets now sit at 3-2 with a game against the New England Patriots coming up. With that, let’s get right to the grades.
Another New York Jets game, another solid example of being a game managing quarterback by Josh McCown. Was it pretty? No. Was it enough to get the win? Yes. It didn’t help that McCown was sacked three times and had no running game for support.
Despite an early interception where McCown underthrew Robby Anderson on an out route he was able to recover and keep New York in the game. McCown showed he is a seasoned veteran by finishing the game going 23-for-30 for 194 yards, throwing two touchdown passes, and most importantly a win.
It was McCown who drove the Jets into field goal range to take a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half and found the end zone twice late in the game. On a first and goal McCown threw a great fade pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to capitalize on a Cleveland turnover. Finally in the fourth, he recognized a blown coverage in the Browns secondary and fired a 24 yard strike to Jermaine Kearse which was the difference maker.
So far this season McCown may not be the quarterback that Jets fans wanted, but he has been the quarterback they’ve needed to guide New York to a 3-2 start.