In the midst of transitioning from defensive end, the 23-year-old Coples is expected to miss the opener on September 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in East Rutherford.
Selected out of North Carolina 16th overall in 2012, the 6-foot-6, 285 pound Coples will one day seriously contend for the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Compiling 30 tackles and 5.5 sacks in two starts as a rookie, Coples’ dedication in the weight room was publicly questioned by Rex Ryan in the spring.
A leader adored by most players, Ryan was certainly trying to motivate the immense talent.
Ryan’s aggressive, and unpredictable, defensive schemes and blitz packages are predicated off blanket coverage in the secondary.
Despite losing Darrelle Revis, New York still has solid pass protection and a potentially standout front seven featuring Coples.
Teaching the Jets since 2009, Ryan has never had any semblance of a pass rush and that will finally change this season.
Capable of running the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, Coples is bound to become an absolute beast in the swamps of Jersey.
Unfortunately, Quinton Coples’ emergence will be delayed until roughly September 22 when the Buffalo Bills visit the Jets off Exit 16W.by