New York Jets cornerback Brian Poole will miss the rest of the 2020 NFL season due to impending shoulder surgery.
Brian Poole’s 2020 season will be drastically cut short.
The New York Jets slot cornerback will miss the team’s final seven games due to impending season-ending shoulder surgery.
Head coach Adam Gase made the revelation on his regularly-scheduled Thursday Zoom call.
Poole, 28, put forth a tremendous first campaign with the Jets in 2019. A corner whose build and attributes can easily confuse many as a safety, Poole finished 2019 with an interception, a touchdown, five pass deflections and 59 total tackles in 14 games.
He would often blitz the quarterback as well, an act that helped him also tally five quarterback hits. Without Jamal Adams this season, Poole continued his pass-rushing at times under Gregg Williams. Lately, however, the Jets defense has gone into a softer, bend-but-don’t-break look.
Poole finishes the 2020 season with a 77.1 PFF grade, which has him tied for seventh at cornerback. Two interceptions, seven pass deflections, a sack and 44 total tackles is what Poole’s final 2020 box score features.
The Mike Maccagnan signing during the 2019 offseason re-signed with Joe Douglas this past offseason for another year. He’ll enter free agency with a lot to prove as he nears that magic age-30 mark.
Elsewhere, Bless Austin will miss practice on Thursday to get an MRI on his neck. New York currently prepares for rookie Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers with the likes of Arthur Maulet playing the slot and a bunch of inexperience on the outside (Bryce Hall, Lamar Jackson, etc.).