Milliner suffered the season-ending injury Sunday while playing special teams during a Broncos field-goal attempt in the first quarter. Immediately after coming out of a three-point stance, Milliner crumpled to the turf, clutching his right leg.
This is the third injury this season for the 23-year-old cornerback. He has missed three games so far due to a high ankle sprain and a quadriceps injury.
Milliner is the second Jets cornerback to suffer a season-ending injury after rookie Dexter McDougle tore his ACL during training camp.
The Jets signed cornerback Josh Thomas to replace Milliner. Thomas was a fifth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011 and played two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he started ten games. Thomas was cut by Carolina during the preseason. He was active for three games this season with the Jets before being waived last week.
The Jets (1-5) play the Patriots (4-2) on Thursday.
- Danielle Zhu