This Jets’ player is underrated&can help them a lot #nyj Dan Leberfeld

This player looks like more than a flash-in-the-pan and should be a big part of the Jets’ defensive plan this year.

Talking about linebacker Frankie Luvu, who tied for the team-lead in tackles with five against the Football Giants.

He flashed last summer, and at times last season, and this summer he has picked up where he left off, with a strong camp thus far, and a terrific preseason debut in the Jets-Giants game.

Two of his better plays against the Giants:

*On the last play of the first quarter, Luvu shot into the backfield and stopped the Giants runner Paul Perkins for no gain.

*Late in the second quarter, Luvu crushed Perkins after a catch, causing a fumble, recovered by LB Neville Hewitt, deep in Giants territory, leading to a Chandler Catanzaro field goal.

Luvu, a native of American Somoa who attended Washington State, is athletic, tough, instinctive and plays with great passion. Jets DC Gregg Williams, who loves to move pieces around, has to like Luvu’s ability to play inside and outside linebacker.

Luvu is no longer just a feel-good long shot story.

This guy is legit, and should be a boon to the Jets’ defense in 2019.


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