Great news for Jets fans!

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the N.F.L. The ruling, which overturns a lower judge, is a huge victory for the N.F.L. if it stands.

So what happens now? Well, the two sides could go back to court with an appeal that could take much longer. There is also the possibility that Brady could sit through that, and by "sit" I mean not play in games.

Or, now that the ruling has been handed down and Brady fought the good fight, they could compromise on two games.

Brady is now slated to miss games against the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, and Buffalo Bills. He would be eligible to make his regular-season debut in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

Getting Brady back against the Houston Texans, who went to the playoffs themselves last year, would be huge for the Pats.

If the Patriots are looking for a replacement,  they could even sign former Patriot and Texan quarterback Brian Hoyer to run the scout team. Hoyer, who started the Texans playoff game last year, is currently unemployed, so spending another year with the Patriots couldn’t hurt.

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