The New York Jets will open up the regular season against the new-look Oakland Raiders, and they will hope that the Raiders don’t waiver from their plan to start Matt Schaub, who has looked like the Schaub of 2013. Most people are clamoring for thoroughly impressive rookie Derek Carr to get the start, and a debut from Carr could spell disaster for a Jets secondary that is clearly ailing right now.
Following the Dimitri Patterson AWOL fiasco, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the “feeling right now” is that second-year cornerback Dee Milliner will miss the game with a high-ankle sprain.
Miliner is the Jets best cornerback, and he looks ready for a big jump after being touted as a draft prospect. The former Alabama standout struggled at the beginning of his rookie year, but he got into the swing of things and capped off his 2013 season with a fantastic game against the Miami Dolphins, as they tried to pick on him but to no avail.
If Milliner is indeed out for Week 1, the Jets will have to start converted safety Antonio Allen next to Darrin Walls, leaving slot man Kyle Wilson as their only reliable option at the position. If Schaub starts, the Jets can weather the storm unless if things suddenly click for the former franchise QB, but a start from the strong-armed Carr could spell disaster.