Jets rookie receiver Garrett Wilson had a fumble in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to the Jaguars but, at first, couldn’t figure out what happened.
Wilson caught Chris Streveler’s fourth-and-second pass with 4:20 left in the game and the Jets trailed 16-3. As he cut upfield, Jaguars linebacker Foyesade Oluokon kicked the ball out of Wilson’s hands as it fell to the ground.
“When I looked at him and realized he was knocked out by karate, I was like ‘Fuck it’ because I didn’t know what happened in the first place,” Wilson said Wednesday. . “I was wondering who knocked because I thought I had him miss and I didn’t really understand. But it made sense. It’s a stroke of luck, good play on his part. I have to take better care of football.
It was the first fumble Wilson had lost this season. He had another fumble against the Bills on a run as he pretended to pump up the defense and kicked the ball off his leg, but recovered.
The fumble was one of the few mistakes Wilson made this season. He sits at 996 receiving yards and is expected to hit the 1,000 yard mark this week against the Seahawks. He will be the first Jets receiver to have 1,000 yards since 2015, when Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker both hit the mark.
Wilson said it would be “cool” to hit 1000 but he’s not too caught up in it.
“It wasn’t a goal,” Wilson said. “As I always say, I feel like if I turn over every stone and the team plays well, it will all take care of itself. It wasn’t a goal. It was one of those things that I play on the ball and I feel like I’m confident in my abilities. I felt like I was here right now.”
DT Quinnen Williams said he was friends with Seahawks WR DK Metcalf and recalled he played Metcalf in college in 2018. Metcalf scored on the first game of the game for Ole Miss, but the team of Williams in Alabama eventually pulled through.
“That was super fun, man. I think we ended up beating them 66-7 [actually 62-7]”Williams said. “I went to Bama. Bama doesn’t play, especially that year.
OT Cedric Ogbuehi returned to training from injured reserve on Wednesday. He could be activated for Sunday’s game. … WR Jeff Smith (knee) and CB Brandin Echols (quad) did not practice. Safety Lamarcus Joyner (hip), who has missed the last two games, practiced. WR Denzel Mims is in the final stage of concussion protocol.