The main storyline from the Jets’ 24-21 preseason win over the Eagles is the injury status of QB Zach Wilson, who left Friday’s game with a knee injury and will undergo an MRI on Saturday. But here are three takeaways from the Green & White’s come-from-behind victory in Philadelphia.
A pair of undrafted free agents — RB Bam Knight and WR Calvin Jackson — helped the Jets overcome an 11-point deficit in their 24-21 preseason win at Philadelphia. Knight, who finished No. 1 in N.C. State history with 5.45 rushing yards per attempt and 29.8 yards per kickoff return, was a dual threat in his first game for the Green & White.
His hard-fought 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, the team’s first score of the preseason, cut the Eagles’ lead to 14-10. Then in the fourth quarter down, 21-17, with 1:40 remaining in regulation, Knight’s 52-yard kickoff return put the offense on its own 47-yard line.
Six plays later, QB Chris Streveler hit Jackson for the game-winning score, a 5-yard TD.
“That just speaks to the depth that we have,” S Will Parks said. “Other than that, the resilience that the young guys have back there. … Like Coach Saleh talks about, the extra 60% and the grit, those guys showed it there tonight. It’s good to build on it.”