New York Jets
The New York Jets’ quarterback competition appears over before it even got started.
So far, this Jets gig has been a breeze for new general manager Mike Maccagnan. But it has had at least one pothole to navigate.
By all accounts, the Jets have had a great offseason. But Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract squabble continues to be a thorn in the franchise’s side.
The change was approved only for 2015, then will be reviewed. But Texans general manager Rick Smith predicts it will become permanent.
According to NJ.com, federal records show the Jets were paid $377,000 by the U.S. Department of Defense and New Jersey Army National Guard from 2011-14 to salute local servicemen and women during games at MetLife Stadium.
During the same interview in which he ripped Tom Brady for his role in the “deflategate” scandal, Chris Simms said his brother, Matt Simms, is not getting a legitimate chance with the Jets.
The Jets have signed quarterback Jake Heaps and fullback J.C. Copeland, both of whom participated in rookie minicamp over the weekend as tryout players.
New Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is admittedly a big Tom Brady fan, but he still believes that the Patriots’ quarterback should be suspended for his role in “Deflategate.”
Ty Zimmerman believes this is exactly where he belongs, on an NFL field making plays and living his dream.
While some believe the Jets have been disingenuous in their commitment to the troops, the franchise is pointing toward its charitable record.
The Jets rookie has the big arm, eye-popping resume and physical build of an NFL starting quarterback. He also has plenty of doubters.
The New York Jets have released tight end Chris Pantale and linebacker Chris Young, and signed eight undrafted free agents.
The New York Jets have signed linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, quarterback Bryce Petty and defensive tackle Deon Simon, all drafted last weekend.
Forget that his team has yet to play a game, Mike Maccagnan is still viewed as a conquering hero of sorts.
Armed with a fertile draft and serious free agent signings, Gang Green already has a leg up entering the season, especially if Brady is suspended for a game or two to start 2015.