The Jets open their season Sunday afternoon against the Ravens. And one of their better pass rushers won’t be on the field.
Defensive lineman Bryce Huff was listed as inactive before the game, a surprise healthy scratch.
Starting quarterback Zach Wilson, dealing with a knee injury, was also inactive as expected, as was wide receiver Denzel Mims who has been struggling to crack the wide receiver rotation and requested a trade because of it
But Huff’s omission from the active roster was clearly the biggest news before Sunday’s game.
Huff was expected to be a key part of the Jets’ pass rush this year, but there are a number of factors that likely led to his gameday status against the Ravens.
The Jets have a very deep defensive line room including two rookies that were likely always going to be on the field Week 1: