You people believe everything!
The Jets would have drafted Wilson if not for Tannenbaum's bumbling. When would they have done this? It would be nice to think they could have gotten him in the third round, but the Seahawks picked before the Jets. Could you imagine the screams of "WEAPNZ!" if the Jets drafted Wilson in the 2nd and didn't have Hill? Ugh.
Shonn Greene had a first round grade. They say this about every ******* player they draft in the first 3 rounds. See Ducasse, Vlad and Hill, Stephen. The Jets talk up their draft picks. Did you know that other teams do that too?
Big ******* Deal
That would have been hysterical.
~March 20, 2012: Give Mark Sanchez 3 year extension with another $20M guaranteed.
~March 25, 2012: Trade a 4th & a 6th (or something like that) for Tim Tebow who also gets a couple million per year guaranteed, including bonus money Denver should have been paying.
~April 20, 2012: Use our 2nd round pick on a 5'10.5" QB who (despite Seattle taking him in round 3) most had him projected to get drafted 2 rounds later as maybe the 6th-8th ranked QB in the draft.
Right. Like there was a chance of that happening.
NO ONE was taking Russell Wilson in round 2 (and even with the benefit of hindsight that saw him go a round earlier than expected, obviously no one did draft him in in the 2nd). Sure, I'll bet lots of GMs would take him that high knowing what they know now. But back then (particularly the Jets, who just signed two young QBs with starting playoff experience? Someone would have shot Tannenbaum before mini camp if he took Wilson in the 2nd a month later. And it probably would have been one of the people who now hate him for not grabbing Wilson.
And for all that Pete Carroll supposedly "knew" about Russell Wilson, he certainly should have known he could have massively reached for Wilson in round 2 and saved the team from busting their nut acquiring & locking up Matt Flynn.