EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Quarterback Chris Streveler #15 of the New York Jets passes during the preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 28, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Leave it to Jets fans to go overboard. For a fanbase that aside from the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns, is probably the most tortured fanbase in the National Football League, Jets fans sure do know how to react, or in some cases, overact to anything regarding their team. The latest example comes from the trimming of the roster to the league-mandated 53-man roster. Of the cuts was — not surprisingly — fourth-string quarterback Chris Streveler.

Streveler played very well this summer. He threw for 277 yards and five touchdowns and led three comeback victories against the Eagles, Falcons, and Giants in preseason action, but again it’s PRESEASON! Streveler, a career journeyman with only 25 passes in the NFL was a longshot to make the team based on several factors.

1) The Jets are committed to Zach Wilson as their franchise quarterback. They drafted him second overall two springs ago for that very reason.
2) Joe Flacco is a 17-year veteran with a Super Bowl MVP.
3) Mike White proved he can play in this League as a starter when called upon.

In short, when it comes to forming a roster, it’s a numbers game, and Streveler was never going to make the club, especially in a league where even keeping three quarterbacks on a roster, let alone four, rarely happens.

Streveler to the practice squad, however, might be another story.

Yet, the overreaction, panic, and sheer devastation by Jets fans online was certainly one for the ages.

  • Jets fans Upset Over Cutting of Chris Streveler

    Some Jets fans were so upset over Streveler’s cutting that they compared it to the Jets passing on Tom Brady back in the 2000 draft. Others said the Jets would regret this decision. Yes, this is a real thing.

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  • About Chris Streveler

    Streveler is an intriguing football story. He played college ball at Minnesota and South Dakota and went undrafted. He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL and was a major contributor to the club’s winning the Grey Cup. After his time in the CFL, he has bounced around the NFL with the Cardinals, Buccaneers, Ravens, Dolphins, and Jets. He is a good story, and seems like a really good teammate — hopefully, he lands on his feet soon.

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