On WFAN: Jets’ Mike Tannenbaum, Rex Ryan Talk Free Agency

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mike Tannenbaum already said he wants his wide receiver trifecta back in New York next season. How he’ll manage to re-sign Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith is still anyone’s guess.

“We don’t know what the rules are, so we’ll be prepared and when they say to go we’ll go,” Tannenbaum told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts at the Pinstripe Bowl Charity Golf Tournament on Monday.

Plenty of Jets have gone on record with their adoration for Rex Ryan. Even Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco said he’d “do anything to play for someone like Rex.”

So does having a well-liked head coach give the Jets an advantage at the negotiating table?

“The big thing is, it’s not about me,” Ryan said. “Look at where we’re playing. Right here you’ve got the greatest city in the world in your backyard. You’ve got a brand new stadium, a great fan base. It’s hard not to want to come here. They’d want to play for any coach I think.”

LISTEN: Mike Tannenbaum, Rex Ryan with Joe & Evan

Ocho aside, the Jets have been linked to another embattled receiver: Randy Moss.

“We can’t comment on anyone specifically. Our goal, really, as we’ve said all along, we’d like to keep as many of our own guys as possible. Again, we don’t know what the rules are,” said Tannenbaum. “Working with Rex, he’s the best recruiter in America, so it makes my job a little bit easier.”

At a glance, the buttoned-down Tannenbaum and the boisterous Ryan appear to be a gridiron odd couple. Not so, says the general manager.

“It’s been a great partnership,” Tannenbaum said. “Working with Rex, you’ll laugh a lot, you’ll cringe a little bit, but that’s okay.”

Jets fans — pick one: Edwards, Holmes, Smith or Moss…

  • Orlando Morales

    i woould love to see randy in a jets uniform, that will take back to his marshall days, i know he wouldn’t mind wearing white &green, he’ll represent, plus he and ryan will have a good relationship,

  • chris

    Dude the jets sre gonna be8-8 at best. there’s noway they will be as lucky as last year with all overtime wins noway. plus you got a garbage quarter back please

  • Rick

    The presence of Rex and Mr. T would explain why Joe and Evan, and not Fran-say-so, were dispatched to this charity golf event.

  • Marty Levine

    Pick one? Edwards. He’s learned how to hold onto the football and has the build and physical style to make tough catches even when he’s not particularly open. Plus, he has said he wants to play for the Jets. His TDs and YPC are as good as if not better than any of the others.

    This is not, by the way, a shot at Holmes or Smith. The Jets will miss them sorely if ey don’t re-sign.

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