- Two ex-Jets players have filed injury grievances against the team, but this isn’t just a New York problem.
- Multiple players have had well-publicized disputes with NFL medical staffs in recent weeks.
- Could this all be a sign of a larger problem in the NFL?
When the 2019 season started, Luke Falk was probably just glad to be on an NFL roster. When he was pressed into service back in Week Two following the injury to Trevor Siemian (who was playing because Sam Darnold had mono), he was likely on top of the world. But then a few weeks later, he was cut by the Jets.
However, the Jets have not heard the last of Falk, who just smacked the team with an injury grievance over a hip injury that requires surgery.
NFL Injury Grievance Scandal Comes to a Head with the Jets
The Jets will likely deny the quarterback had an injury when the team cut him and point to their injury reports—which do not include Falk.
But it is not hard to imagine he suffered an injury during his brief time as the starting quarterback for the Jets. In his two starts, the opposing defenses sacked him 14 times and recorded a staggering 27 hits.
The Jets will likely blame Falk, claiming they can’t do anything about an injury they didn’t know existed. But it is not unusual for football players to not talk about injuries. This is especially true for guys like Falk working on their third team in three years, and playing only because two other players went down with injuries.
Should that absolve the Jets? Not necessarily.
However, Falk’s grievance could point to a more significant problem,