The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Marqise Lee for the entire 2018 season. The team placed Lee on injured reserve on Monday after tests revealed ligament damage to his left knee, which was injured during the team’s third preseason game.
Jaguars’ WR Marqise Lee is being placed on injured reserve today. He suffered knee ligament damage Saturday night vs Atlanta on a hit that some believe is related to NFL’s rules changes. Lee’s season is over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2018
As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, Jalen Ramsey has blamed the NFL’s controversial new helmet rule for this injury, which was suffered when a defender went low and took out Lee’s knees.
Lee had just signed a lucrative contract in free agency to remain with the Jaguars and was expected to take on a more considerable work load as the team’s top receiver after Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns departed in free agency.
In four NFL seasons, the former USC star has caught 171 passes for 2,166 yards and eight touchdowns.