The New York Jets got the win that they needed today against the Kansas City Chiefs and it showed just how dominant Rex Ryan’s team can be on both sides of the ball. But it’s also clear it came at a cost with Jim Leonard, the team’s safety, reportedly being injured for the rest of the season, if Darrelle Revis is in the know.
Jenny Vrentas is reporting Revis’ words and the loss of Leonhard would be a huge hit to a playoff-caliber defense. The Jets rely heavily on Leonhard in their schemes and consequently would have to adjust near the end of the season.
It’s clear that he hurt his knee after intercepting a Tyler Palko pass and he didn’t return to the game.
As the AP reports, “Leonhard broke his right leg last season the week of the Patriots game, almost exactly a year ago. He fractured his tibia, which required surgery. Leonhard used a motorized cart to get around the Jets facility for the remainder of the season, and several members within the organization said that his absence was more pronounced because of his role as a communicator within the defense.”