All I needed to see was "143 mph" to burst out laughing. This was my first reaction; as bad as a position this puts us in, this story is just so outrageous, so surreal, so stupid, and so damning that I just cannot help but finding the comedy in this before the tragedy.
As much as I like Wilkerson, I'm afraid we are at risk of investing too much money in the defense, with Revis likely being here until he retires, and the rising star of Sheldon Richardson (who will need to be paid in a couple of years) who right now I think shows more promise than Wilkerson, not a jab at Wilkerson but a statement of how great Sheldon can be. Both have been All Pros but only Sheldon has made the pro bowl. I don't want to trade Wilkerson, but the Jets should at least listen to offers.
I'm not believing a word Chip says about Marriota. If he says publicly that they are interested in trading up, then there's the potential for them to get taken to the cleaners in a trade, if he says no like he did today, the negotiations aren't as desperate. I still think Chip will trade Bradford and the Eagles 1st for Marriota if it comes to it.
I honestly feel bad for Rex, but it looks like he is already set up for failure. His decision to even take the Buffalo job was an emotional decision from my point of view, it wasn't the logical choice. They have no first round pick, they have no answer at QB, they are the 2013 Jets 2.0 with even dimmer prospects.
If all we did was swap picks with the Eagles, plus getting Bradford I'd be fine with it. Part of me feels like this is the Eagles plan A, trade Bradford to the Jets and their 1st for the Jets #6 if Marriota is there. If Marriota is not there they will simply stick with Bradford as their plan B.
I'm loving this secondary already, Revis & Cro back together, I think we will finally get to see what Pryor is fully capable of with the security Revis and Cro provide. If Milliner or McDougle (playing nickel) prove to be anything they were sold as being then this is the best secondary we have ever had.
I'm for signing Fitzpatrick (if only to have a smart guy that can teach the younger QBs) , trading for Mike Glennon (after the Bucs take Jameis), keeping Geno and let all three fight it out for the starting spot with preference given to Geno or Glennon if they prove beyond doubt they are ready to be more successful than the other two, immediately.
If we sign Cro, this is in indication we might be dealing Dee Milliner. I know he was a high draft pick and a first round pick but if we are intent on keeping Revis for the foreseeable future, Dee is expendable and can become a valuable trading piece to a CB desperate team.
If we could trade our 2015 1st, 2016 1st, and Dee for Tampa's #1 pick and get Jameis, I think I pull the trigger on that deal.
If Jameis is still there at 6, which I doubt, I want Jameis.
If not, I hope we trade down which is what I think will happen.
Don't be surprised if the following happens:
Philly and Cleveland get into a bidding war over our pick for Mariota, Cleveland goes nuts and breaks the bank in a trade with us where we get huge value in picks and......Manziel. I could totally see this happening even though I don't think highly of him as a player.