The Jets fell to 0-7 on Sunday, and they didn’t escape the loss to the Bills unscathed. Defensive end Kyle Phillips is having ankle surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season, head coach Adam Gase announced Monday.
An undrafted rookie last year, Phillips made the Jets in 2019 and ended up playing a sizable role on defense, appearing in 15 games and starting four. While not a full-time player this time around he was still getting meaningful playing time, playing around 35 percent of the defensive snaps in a rotational role. He’ll finish the season with 11 tackles, three for a loss.
New York isn’t excelling at much these days, including getting pressure on the quarterback. Phillips is a young guy who likely would’ve seen a lot more run down the stretch as the Jets pack it in on the lost year. The Tennessee product turns 24 in May.