The New York Jets got a big win against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, but lost the most talented player on the roster when cornerback Darrelle Revis went down with a gruesome knee injury in the third quarter.
Revis was running over to defend a reception by Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas, but his left knee buckled and he fell to the turf.
A non-contact injury is typically only horrible news, and the team is fearing a serious ACL injury, according to Jason La Canfora via Twitter:
Jets fearing a possible ACL injury for Darrelle Revis. Doesn't look good but will not know extent until more test done back in New York.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 23, 2012
While Revis is gone, New York is going to have to switch to more zone coverage on defense. Missing a player like Revis cripples a defense because the Jets will suddenly have to double-team opposing No.1 receivers.
Here are six players who are going to have to step up in Revis' absence.