So, Justin, let me know if I'm missing any important details that would change how shitty this looks to me on the part of the Jets franchise.
1. Player has fucked up labrum and wants surgery, as he is of the opinion there's too much pain to continue playing through.
2. Team, which is 1-5 and coming off a humiliating kind of loss, takes the "nah, you play through that shit with a lot of pills and stuff LIKE A MAN!!" attitude, regardless of what the extra non-Jet-staff medical opinions the player received said.
3. Player gets surgery anyway.
4. Team releases him because apparently playing games for a team that's going nowhere is more important than making sure a player's arm stays attached to his body.
Is there something I'm missing where the player was overstating things and obviously just trying to get out of playing because the season's going poorly (ie: if they were 5-1 instead of 1-5, he'd be out there for sure)? Because as I've read things, it looks like the sort of moronic self-sabotage that really makes a team look a clown organization to impending free agents.