A possible reason why Jets elevated QB Streveler

The Jets made a surprising move on Saturday, promoting QB Chris Streveler to the active roster from their practice squad.

It seemed like a strange move to some, since they already have three quarterbacks on their roster – Zach Wilson, Mike White and Joe Flacco.

There has been speculation that a reason the Jets promoted Streveler was to play on special teams, something he did in the summer.

However, it could go deeper than that.

The New England Patriots’ defense has not been good this year against speedy running quarterbacks.

Just go back and look at their losses to Baltimore/QB Lamar Jackson and Chicago/Justin Fields.

Their defense, which lacks great speed, struggled mightily in these games.

Wilson can run, and has nifty feet to avoid the rush, but he’s not necessarily a read-option QB, who you want to call designed runs for, as Baltimore does with Jackson and Chicago with Fields.

Streveler has really good speed, running a 4.51 forty when he came out of South Dakota. Not only does he have good wheels, but he’s also a punishing scrambler, who can break tackles with his physical style of running.

So after watching a lot of tape of those New England losses to Chicago and Baltimore, maybe the Jets decided to put in some read-option QB running plays for Streveler, to compliment Wilson and their passing game.

Just a thought.

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Dan Leberfeld
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