The New York Jets have a ton of hype surrounding them with the addition of future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately, one player will not be taking part in their season-opening matchup against the Buffalo Bills after being suspended on Thursday.

Third-year cornerback Brandin Echols has been with the team since being drafted by the organization in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

He played in 13 games for the organization last season, but will be starting behind the 8-ball in 2023.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero first reported that Echols has been suspended by the NFL for the first game of the season.

He added that this is due to Echols violating the league’s personal conduct policy after he was involved in a high-speed crash that left another driver with a severe spinal cord injury.

Echols was issued a number of charges by the Florham Park Police in January, including reckless driving, speeding, unsafe lane change, improper passing, and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was accepted in a diversionary program to avoid assault by auto charges for the injuries dealt to the other driver involved in the crash.

This is obviously a blow to a Jets team that has high hopes of starting their season off right with a win over their division rivals in Week 1.

[Tom Pelissero on Twitter]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.