Breshad Perriman broke J.C. Jackson’s ankles for a wide-open touchdown Monday night.
Whether you consider this a win or loss for the New York Jets, Adam Gase is winning on Monday Night Football. The real winner, however, is Breshad Perriman, who continues to have a field day against New England Patriots defenders.
Late in the third quarter, Perriman broke free off the edge to set up a man on coverage play against J.C. Jackson. During the first quarter, Jackson denied the former first-round wide receiver a touchdown to begin the evening up 7-0. This time it was Perriman with the payback, all but taking Jackson’s ankles out from underneath him for the 15-yard touchdown.
Breshad Perriman is the true winner of Monday Night Football
Since entering the NFL, Perriman has had a weird career. After fizzling out with the Baltimore Ravens, the now 27-year-old pass-catcher had a resurgence as the No. 3 option with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2019. Finishing with 36 catches, 645 yards and six touchdowns, Perriman joined the Jets in the offseason as their new No. 2 option.
Through three quarters of play, Perriman led all receivers with five catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he now has 16 receptions for 223 yards and the two scores. Maybe Joe Douglas knew what he was doing after all when signing him?
This will be a terrible loss for New England if the score remains in gang green’s favor, but Jackson will take the loss the hardest. That is, if he can stand and not need to undergo reconstructive ankle surgery. The Jets currently lead 27-20 in the fourth.