The New York Jets have a must-win game against the Detroit Lions today and will already be without quarterback Mike White
But they were just dealt a loss that might be even more impactful on the outcome.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Jets star defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is going to miss today's game with a calf injury.
Williams left last week's game against the Bills early and did not practice all week.
Williams leads the Jets in sacks, tackles for loss and QB hits and is widely expected to be voted to his first Pro Bowl this season
He also ranks among the top defensive tackles in the NFL and might be an All-Pro selection at the end of the year.
Jets fans are understandably concerned for their chances of winning today now that Williams is out
Though some believe that it may have been the smart move with a short week on the way: