New York's Kevin O'Connell will be the Jets' designated third quarterback today, meaning he can only enter the game before the quarter if the starter's done for the day. So you wouldn't think he'd have a huge impact on the game ...
Only the Jets made him a game captain for the second time this season. The other occasion? Yup, the first meeting between these two teams.
O'Connell was released by the Patriots after a shaky performance in the club's third preseason game, in Washington.
It was suspected that O'Connell helped prep the Jets defense to beat the Patriots' protection in September by giving insight into how they call the game. And that was corroborated by his captainship.