And the NY Jets Select, a Cornerback?
The Jets have interest in first round talent CB Dee Milner but if any picks acquired in a Darrelle Revis deal are for 2014, then don’t draft a corner with the ninth pick. A rookie at the position, with so many others to fill seems wasteful considering that like him or not, Kyle Wilson was an adequate fill in last season.
Mad About Revis
So rumor has it that the tension between the Jets and Revis is at an all time high now that the club wants the all-world corner who lately has been nothing but trade bait, to show up for offseason workouts.
The Buccaneers are also ticked off at the Jets for dragging their feet regarding a ‘Revis for draft choices’ deal. Why should the Jets care though that Revis and the Bucs are mad?
They shouldn’t and don’t.
Revis is under contract and therefore must legally fulfill his duties. Even if those duties are simply just to show the status of his repaired knee.
The club is looking for the best compensation it can get for Revis. A move that will only grow from Tampa’s current offer of a first and second in 2014, if Revis can start sprinting and backpedaling, and exciting a few other GM’s that he is good to go again as the league’s best corner.
The Jets want 2013 choices, not 2014 ones. GM John Idzik has the power and the right to shop for them and will do so until he can’t. If this means that the Jets end up “stuck” with looking to lock up Revis long term in the end themselves, so be it.
More likely than not, Tampa will still be glad weeks from now, to offer next year’s top rounders. The Jets will be happy to take them if nothing better is offered at that point too anyway.
The Gronkowski Lesson
Rob Gronkowski when healthy, is arguably the best TE weapon in football. He destroys the Jets and everyone else for that matter. The Pats two tight end set of Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez is deadly.
If the Jets put THEIR primary game changer (a healthy Revis back in 2010 for example) on ‘FG protect’ team during a super bowl caliber season, and he was about to undergo his fourth surgery for an injury sustained during that work, the story would be bigger than the nuclear threat of North Korea. Not some “these things happen” afterthought.
Who Fits The West Coast Best?
Personal playing histories and dramas aside…what current Jets QB is best suited to run the West Coast offense? Mark Sanchez and David Garrard like to move around, Tim Tebow can run and Greg McElroy can exude confidence. The answer is…all of them put together.
Can we combine the four all into one person? This way you’d get arm strength, above average accuracy, physical toughness, escapability and leadership. If there is a third rounder or lower, who has those raw traits, draft him this month and add him to the mix