If Jackson keeps his rookie on the bench, he won't go head-to-head next week in Houston with one of the quarterbacks the Browns passed on in this draft in Deshaun Watson - but that's as it should be.
The Jets benefitted from Cleveland's lack of killer instincts as the Browns outgained the Jets 419-212 on the afternoon, but could only muster two scores.
Who would have guessed that after four games, the Jets and New England Patriots would both be 2-2? They rushed for 140 rushing yards and held the ball for 34 minutes. They committed nine penalties.
If you would have told most people that the Jets could possibly be over.500 after Week 5, they would have called you insane.
How? Well, the Browns imploded on multiple occasions.
Unfortunately, for the Browns, the mistakes are going to cost them and they will try again next week but for now, they are 0-5. The fumble was recovered by Freddie Bishop.
The Jets started the only scoring drive of the first half at their own 29-yard line following Gonzalez's second miss, and despite having just 31 seconds to move the ball down the field, they were able to cobble together a six-play possession that ended in points.
Fans who visit the FES store will be asked if they want to round up the total of their purchase to the next full dollar amount. He returned to practice a week ago then was limited this week. They can not become discouraged if the run game is not there in the beginning stages of the game.
Cleveland was down 10-7 and facing a fourth-and-2 at New York's four with 13:03 left.
If this turns into a game that relies on the pass, that does not bode well for the Jets. He already has two victories with the Jets. But Peppers always has the ability to alter the complexion of a game - regardless of how much attention you give him.
Hogan finished the day 16 of 19 for 192 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. "My job as quarterback here is to do whatever I can to help win and it's tough to do that when you aren't in the game due to poor performance". Hogan brought a spark, driving the Browns to a touchdown - and their first lead of the season, on the opening possession of the third quarter. It was actually pretty bad.
Joe Namath is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite a losing record (62-63-4) and despite throwing more interceptions than touchdowns - 173 touchdown passes and 220 interceptions. Ignoring the knee-buckling sadness of that stat, the upcoming Week 5 matchup with the ineffectual Jets means that the trend has a moderate chance of continuing.