The New York Jets finished up the 2022 preseason with a perfect 3-0 record and it’s time to break out the champagne and celebrate, right? Not really since nobody gets a trophy for going undefeated in the preseason. Remember this fun fact: the 2008 Detroit Lions went undefeated in the preseason and yet finished the regular season at 0-16. The preseason is an evaluation tool and nothing more-don’t read into wins or losses until things become real on September 11th when the Jets square off against the Baltimore Ravens to open up the 2022 regular season.
The Legend of Chris Streveler is growing.
Until the Jets know more about Zach Wilsons’ healing progress and his overall medical prognosis, the Jets look to start veteran QB Joe Flacco on September 11th against his old team. Flacco came out and ran a few series in his first preseason game of 2022. Flacco had some success moving the ball and setting up a Greg Zuerlein FG but later on was intercepted-maybe showing Flacco’s rustiness and lack of playing time this preseason.
Mike White took over in the second quarter and continually showed that he is a quality backup QB. White was able to put in a couple of passing TD’s yesterday but stalled in a late third quarter drive on a fourth and 1 run handoff to RB Ty Johnson. As in the previous two preseason games, the fourth quarter seemed to be Chris Streveler’s time to shine. Streveler put together multiple scoring drives and showed off his heroic flair yet again with a classic two-minute drill, 76 yard drive to win the game for the Jets. As Jets head coach Robert Saleh put it poignantly: “Streveler, had probably one of the greatest preseasons in the history of football. He’s been awesome.”
With less than 12 minutes to play, Streveler led the Jets to another preseason victory-his third in a row. To add a flair for the dramatic, Streveler’s winning TD pass was on a fourth and 5 play with exactly 22 seconds left to play and he dropped a fade ball in the left corner for rookie WR Calvin Jackson. It may seem that Chris Streveler just came out of nowhere but remember, this is the same QB who won the Grey Cup for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers back in 2019 and is used to providing wins when needed the most. Streveler is the same QB who’s bounced around different NFL rosters recently and never found a permanent home.
With the final roster cuts tomorrow, the Jets may not be able to keep Streveler either as he represents the fourth QB on the roster and may only hang around on the Jets practice squad. Although the Jets may pass on Chris Streveler, there are no doubt other NFL teams watching this young man and he may very well end up in a different team uniform come Wednesday. The Jets loss may very well be another team’s gain and that’s a shame given what Streveler has shown this preseason as a very capable and respected QB. It may be a stretch to keep four QB’s on an active roster but the Jets used multiple QB’s last season and they may very well need a Chr
is Streveler to help them through the 2022 campaign.