New York Jets – Trying To Make Sense Of It: Kalen Ballage

Matt Gianesses defends the New York Jets trade for Kalen Ballage

On Thursday afternoon, the Jets traded a 7th round, conditional pick for Miami’s Kalen Ballage. What exactly is a conditional draft pick? A pick that won’t be dealt unless specific details (conditions) are met. The conditions can be anything under the sun as long as both teams agree on them. Many, including myself, wondered why the Jets would trade for another running back when they already have three formidable guys. Let’s try to make sense of it.

One of the agreed upon conditions is for Ballage to make the Jets’ roster (Per Ian Rapoport). If the Jets choose to cut him, they get to keep their 7th round pick. And that may just happen. Kalen Ballage was not a good football player in 2019. He averaged 1.8 YPC in the backend of the season. (To be fair, Miami’s line was as bad as the Jets’.) He did, however, average 5+ YPC on Adam Gase’s Dolphins in 2018.


New York Jets – The Current State Of Cornerback

Matt Gianesses with an overview of the New York Jets cornerback position…

Matt Gianesses on the CBs most likely to make the New York Jets 53-man roster and the current overall state of the position…


New York Jets – System Continuity Is Critical

Matt Gianesses on the importance of continuity for the New York Jets heading into 2020

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported that the Jets will not be conducting their mandatory minicamp this month. Cimini also noted that the Jets virtual offseason program will conclude at the end of next week. A common concern among NFL players, coaches, and fans is the readiness of players by season’s beginning. Will players have enough preparation this offseason?.


New York Jets – Keeping up with Adams’, May 30th Edition

Matt Gianesses with his weekly update on the New York Jets/Jamal Adams situation…

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