The new-look medical assistant is the first doctor assistant to earn a spot on the NFL’s All-Pro team in a season that has been dominated by the league’s top quarterbacks.
The Jets’ Marqise Lee, a seventh-round pick out of the University of Alabama, leads the team in total tackles with five, and is the only player in the NFL to start all 16 games this season.
Lee has also made an immediate impact as a pass rusher in the run game, as well as on the defensive line.
Lee is also one of only two players to have multiple sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his first five games.
On the offensive line, the Chargers’ Mike Brisiel has started all 16 regular-season games, but has played in only two of the team’s final three games.
He had a season-high six sacks, but also had seven QB hurries.
The second-year pro is the third offensive lineman to earn the honor.
The other two are veteran guard Josh Andrews, who is averaging 4.5 sacks per game, and center Ryan Seymour, who has started three games in his second season.
The Jets have a ton of talented linemen and Brisiel could be the team to get them all on the same page.
For the Chargers, it’s former Alabama star Chris Wormley who has been a key contributor in the pass rush.
Wormley has nine sacks, nine QB hurrie, two forced fumbled fumbles, and four fumble recoverie this season, making him one of just three players in the league to have 10+ sacks and 20+ QB hurriies.
Wormley has also been able to generate pressure off the edge, as he has four sacks, two QB hurrahs, two fumble recoveried fumbles as well.
The Chargers are also looking to improve on their run defense, which has been one of the worst units in the National Football League, as the Jets have the second-fewest rushing yards per game (6.9).