Turn On The Jets Link Dump – Week 8 Edition

Joe Malfa with a New York Jets link dump for week 8

This past Wednesday, NFL.com put out an article in which six Around the NFL writers presented a trade possibility he’d like to see happen in the next week — the trade proposed by Dan Hanzus had the Browns sending Johnny Manziel to the Jets for a 2nd round draft pick. When I first read this, I felt like throwing my laptop out of the window because there was no way that anyone in their right mind could see that trade happening before the deadline. After I realized the the article was written for entertainment purposes and not to predict realistic trade possibilities, I calmed down a bit and gave the trade for Manziel some thought. There is one scenario in which I do see the trade being a possibility, but not until the offseason.

It wouldn’t make sense from either team’s perspective to pull the trigger on this one mid-season — Manziel serves as insurance for Hoyer in case of an injury down the stretch, and Geno will be given a chance to show what he can do with a new weapon in Harvin. This is sink or swim time for Geno; if he plays well, then he’ll be the guy going forward, but if he fails to produce, he’ll need to find himself a good real estate agent. In the event of Geno failing to produce, this trade would fit perfectly. For only a second round pick, the Jets would get a fresh start at quarterback with a guy who has a lot of potential, allowing them to spend their first rounder on another position of need (CB/OL). For the Browns, it allows them to sign Hoyer to a long-term deal without any drama, as he has already come out and said he will not sign a long-term deal if Manziel is still around.

With Decker, Harvin, Kerley, and Amaro as his weapons now, I truly believe Geno will be just fine; however, if he does fail to produce, trading a second-round pick in the offseason for Manziel would make a lot of sense for both teams.

– With a 1-6 record, making the playoffs seems to be a long shot for the Jets, but Eric Decker believes they are still in this season. (NFL)

– Staying “in this season” starts with today’s huge game against the Bills. Here is the injury report for the game. (GGN)

– Rex Ryan came out this week and said that Calvin Pryor has yet to live up to expectations. Is this all on Pryor, or could it be that the Jets are misusing him? (NFL and B/R)

– At 1-6 with the season seeming as if it’s going nowhere, there’s no way the Jets could make it to .500, right? Right?! Well, it’s happened before. (TJP)

– Here are the predictions for today’s game from the ESPN NY staff. (ESPN)