The carpal-tunnel drills are a form of pre-workout stretching.
The drill was introduced in the 1960s and was intended to improve the strength of the wrist joint.
The carps are typically performed three times per week and can last about 15 minutes.
It was developed by the famed coach and trainer of the New York Giants, Bill Parcells, who also has coached the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys.
It is one of the most effective ways to get a player back on the field quickly after an injury.
The New York Jets’ Marcus Mariota, who had an ACL tear last year, did the drills in the days leading up to the season opener.
Mariota had surgery in January and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
“It’s an awesome opportunity to do it every week,” Mariota said in February.
“You can feel the pain when you put it on, you can feel your body react to it, and you can get some great reps out of it.
You can feel like you’re doing something right and you’re really going to benefit.”
The Jets will use the drills on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
New York has won the past four games and has five home games remaining.
The Jets have lost six straight.