New York Jets Rookie OT Max Mitchell done for the year

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New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh just met with the media prior to Wednesday’s practice. He shared some unfortunate news on the Jets’ rookie offensive tackle, Max Mitchell.

New York Jets will be without Max Mitchell the rest of 2022:

When Saleh rattled off all of the injury news and updates today, among many, was the announcement on Mitchell.

The Jets’ fourth-round rookie has been placed on the non-football injury list and will be out for the remainder of the 2022 season. Saleh would not get into the specifics of what happened. Regardless, tough news for the Jets’ offensive tackle, who showed some promise in his first year.

In year one, Mitchell played in six games for the Jets. Due to many injuries at his position, he started the first game of the year up until he got hurt in Week 4, which placed him on injured reserve. It caused Mitchell to miss almost two months. He finally returned in Week 12 and played a good game. It led to a start last week but an early benching, being replaced by George Fant, who just returned.

Fant will remain the starter at right tackle, and it is a great thing that the Jets now have him healthy. Mike Remmers will be the third swing tackle for the time being until Cedric Ogbuehi returns.

Once it looks like the Jets get some offensive stability with three healthy tackles, this occurs. For the Jets at tackle this year, the hits have just kept on coming.

All in all, Mitchell’s first year was one to be encouraged about. He had some promising reps and games in both the run and pass game at right tackle. Hopefully, everything is okay with him right now, and he is ready to return for the Jets this offseason as he looks primed to have an integral role in 2023 for this football team.

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