In 2015 Mike Maccagnan arrived to the New York Jets with a bang en route to Executive of the Year honors, but this year is an altogether different challenge. Whereas last year was a surge toward respectability again, this year focuses more on tough decisions for the long-term health of the franchise.
David Aitken power ranks the New York Jets potential first round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft
The forecast for the NFL draft is starting to take shape. For the next few weeks leading up to the draft, I’ll have a weekly rankings of the players most likely to be selected by the New York Jets with the 20th overall pick…
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The staunch low-level evaluation of Ryan Fitzpatrick by Mike Maccagnan has raised some eyebrows, some skepticism, and even some fans ready to dust off the ol’ number 7 Geno Smith jersey. Are the Jets really ready to dig their heels in long term? I’ll explore some reasons why the Jets are wise to hold their stance, but also why some popularly mooted alternatives may not provide a comparable option in 2016…
Daniel Aitken on all the available courses of action the New York Jets can take with Muhammad Wilkerson and which one would be the most logical
Whether or not to trade Muhammad Wilkerson following receiving the franchise tag is a point of major contention among New York Jets fans. I highlighted the arguments of both sides in my Five Difficult Decisions piece last month, but here I’ll try to provide a better visualization of the Jets offseason options depending on moves. I’ll look at three scenarios: trying to keep both Wilkerson and Harrison, keeping just Wilkerson, and trading Wilkerson but keeping Harrison.
Note: All salary cap information that follows is courtesy of www.overthecap.com
David Aitken with a free agent big board for the New York Jets
This list is tailored to the New York Jets and their needs, and includes current Jets free agents not yet back with the team. Players are ranked by talent and fit with some bias toward players who are long-term options…
David Aitken examines if the New York Jets should take a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft
The final section of Five Difficult Decisions focuses specifically on the draft, and what could end up being Mike Maccagnan’s most important decision as Jets GM. The 10-6 finish will push fans to expect immediate impact players in the draft, but the team still has no long-term answer at quarterback. Is this the year the Jets find their franchise signal caller?
David Aitken with a post Senior Bowl first round mock draft
Here’s my first crack at every draft nerd’s favorite pastime, inspired heavily by Connor Rogers’ latest big board. A first round mock after the dust has settled from both the Senior and Super Bowl…
David Aitken on the decisions the New York Jets are facing at the running back position this off-season
The fourth edition of Five Difficult Decisions looks at the running backs, a position group that may look drastically different to last year. With resources likely to be focused elsewhere, New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan may have to get creative.
David Aitken looks at how the New York Jets could handle Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract situation this off-season
The third edition of Five Difficult Decisions looks at the most polarizing question of all – should the New York Jets trade Muhammad Wilkerson? The answer may be a little more complicated than simply keeping the team’s best player…
David Aitken on how the New York Jets should handle D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s contract this off-season…
The second part of the Five Difficult Decisions series looks at one of the most reliable Jets of the past decade. Struggling the most he has since his rookie season, what should the Jets do with D’Brickashaw Ferguson and his enormous cap number?