The New York Jets’ Week 16 game is up in the air thanks to the Cleveland Browns’ delayed flight due to a recent positive COVID-19 test.
The logistics surrounding the New York Jets-Cleveland Browns Week 16 matchup at MetLife Stadium are suddenly in doubt.
On Saturday, the Browns organization announced that their regularly-scheduled flight to New Jersey has been delayed thanks to a positive COVID-19 test.
Our facility is closed and our flight to New Jersey has been delayed while contact tracing is being conducted. pic.twitter.com/eAJMHw1hj4
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 26, 2020
The Browns have also closed down their facilities for the time being.
“Earlier today, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player’s test results have come back positive for COVID-19. Our facility is closed and our flight to New Jersey has been delayed while contact tracing is being conducted. The team is holding meetings remotely as we continue to consult with the NFL and medical experts on the appropriate next steps as the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the entire community remains our highest priority.”
What this means for the 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford remains to be seen.
The Jets are coming off their first victory of the season, a 23-20 win over the Rams in Los Angeles. While Adam Gase‘s squad looks to start a winning streak, the fans remain stuck on the tank race.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will unexpectedly turn to Mike Glennon when they welcome in the Chicago Bears on Sunday. They’ll then wrap up the season in Indianapolis, while the Jets visit New England.
New York needs to lose out and have Jacksonville win just one game for the right to pick Trevor Lawrence atop of the 2021 NFL draft.