Maye was the second safety picked by the Jets in 2017, following Jamal Adams with the sixth overall pick. When the two started playing together, Adams always overshadowed Maye, becoming an All-Pro pick and a Pro Bowler. After Adams was traded in July, Williams shifted Maye in his defense during training camp.
The San Francisco 49ers are heading across the country banged up and bitter after blowing a fourth-quarter lead in their season opener. The defending NFC champions are 0-1 and will try to avoid a two-game skid to start the year when they face the hapless New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. San Francisco will also try to avoid becoming the first Super Bowl runner-up to start 0-2 since Seattle in 2015.
There is a daunting burden, starting on Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLifeless Stadium, that Sam Darnold will now be asked to bear: Pull your own weight, and simultaneously pull the weight of the franchise along with it, as much as you possibly can. If you possibly can.