New York Jets: Neville Hewitt Is Breaking Out

Aug 24, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hunter Sharp (15) stiff arms New York Jets linebacker Neville Hewitt (46) before scoring a touchdown on a punt return during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Before this season even began and injuries bit the team incredibly hard. One injury started it all, that was the injury of Avery Willamson. Avery and C.J. Mosley were going to take the league by storm and become an elite linebacking duo. When Williamson went down for the season it immediately created a void someone would have to attempt to fill. That man surprisingly has become Neville Hewitt.

Background on Neville Hewitt

A former linebacker at Marshall University, Neville Hewitt broke into the league with a chip on his shoulder. That only grew when he went undrafted. Then Hewitt signed with the Miami Dolphins. Hewitt was mostly a rotational guy with some starting minutes for Miami. He wanted to explore other opportunities and he got the opportunity to just did that when he signed with the Jets.

His Career Prior To This Season

In his first season with Miami, he had 32 tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 QB Hit, 1 INT and 3 pass deflections. In his second season, he saw even more playing time and had a great season. He had 57 tackles, 4 TFLs, 1 QB Hit, 1.0 Sacks, 1 FR, and 1 Pass Deflection. Then despite his success in his first two seasons, he saw minimal playing time in his 3rd season. Then last season with the Jets he had 39 tackles, 1.5 Sacks, 1 TFL, 4 QB Hits and he started 4 games.

Breaking Out Filling In For Avery Williamson

Now, filling in for Avery Williamson, Neville Hewitt has broken out in a big way. He’s started all 3 games this season and has 18 Tackles, 3 TFLs, 2.0 Sacks, 2 Pass Deflections and an INT. Hewitt has become a leader and a big force this season. Hewitt has become one of the best moves of the old regime and when Mosley returns it may even free him up more. Hewitt has come alive and he still has 13 games to continue to impress.