As if the New York Jets needed more issues at the wide receiver position, they now have a starting receiver diagnosed with a concussion.
According to ESPN New York, Stephen Hill has been diagnosed with a concussion in the wake of a massive hit by Tennessee’s Michael Griffin on Sunday, and his status is very much up in the air as Week 5 approaches. The NFL’s concussion protocol will be in the driver’s seat for Hill as far as getting back on the field is concerned, but with New York already in dyer straights at the position (Santonio Holmes is banged up, also), they will need the former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket.
Hill is a former 2nd-round pick of the Jets, but he has been somewhat underwhelming (34 catches, 485 yards in 15 games) in his limited time with the team. With that said, he is a straight-line burner that is a nice compliment to Jeremy Kerley and Santonio Holmes, and he is clearly the most physically gifted WR on the roster right now.
Concussions are insanely hard to predict at this stage in the NFL, so it may be a few days before Hill’s status is confirmed. Stay tuned.