WR Hill Out Against San Diego, Keller Doubtful

The Jets passing offense has been a problem all year, and unfortunately due to injury, the new Jets starting quarterback Greg McElroy will be without two of the team’s top targets this Sunday against the Chargers according to Kimberley Martin in Newsday.

Stephen Hill won’t be healthy enough to play by Sunday, according to Rex Ryan.

That means the rookie wide receiver who missed two games earlier this season because of a hamstring injury will miss his second game in a row with a knee sprain.

Ryan isn’t sure yet if Dustin Keller (ankle) will be able to face the Chargers.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s going to be tougher for McElroy to get the job done in the air without Hill and Keller, but Braylon Edwards should be able to mitigate the loss of Hill somewhat.  Keller on the other hand is a great target for a young quarterback who is looking to get a mismatch or dump the ball off on a shorter route who is going to be in his field of vision more of the time.  It’s just a guess, but the Jets offense will most likely look like it did again when McElroy came in during the Arizona game and during much of the Jacksonville game — meaning a lot of running plays compared to passing plays so while the loss of Hill and Keller hurts, hopefully it won’t hurt as much as it could if they needed to throw the ball more.