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    • The Jets officially announced the hiring of Robert Saleh on Tuesday. On Thursday, they’ll hold his introductory press conference. Among the first questions to be asked: What the heck do you plan on doing at quarterback? As it currently stands, the Jets seem to have two obvious options with a third wild card. They can bring Sam Darnold back for Year 4. They can start the rookie clock again with Justin Fields or Zach Wilson. Or they can make a blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson. Each move has its pros along with cons. There’s no clear-cut right answer, nor a sign of where the Jets are leaning. That’s why Saleh’s comments on Thursday will be so important. Sure, he could pull a Kliff Kingsbury, but that doesn’t really seem to be his style. So, with nothing but informed speculation until then, we figured to take a look at what the Jets could look like depending on what Saleh and Joe Douglas choose to do. Here’s the breakdown. Option 1: Run it back Quarterback: Sam Darnold Running back: Marlon Mack (free-agent signing), LaMical Perine, Ty Johnson Receivers: Allen Robinson (free-agent signing), Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder Tight end: Chris Herndon, Trey Burton (free agent signing) Offensive line: LT Mekhi Becton, LG Joe Thuney (free-agent signing), C Connor McGovern, RG Wyatt Davis (NFL Draft, second round), RT Penei Sewell (NFL Draft, No. 2) Break it down: Douglas promised Darnold’s parents he’d do everything to protect their son. That hasn’t happened through two years, but if the Jets decide to keep Darnold, you can expect a major change this offseason after the GM admitted he didn’t do enough in 2020. With nearly $90 million in cap space and a truckload of draft picks, Douglas can build an environment conducive to Darnold’s success. If the Jets keep Darnold, they can go with the best player available at No. 2. Receivers Ja’Marr Chase (LSU) and Devonta Smith (Alabama) might be the play if Robinson signs elsewhere in free agency. Linebacker Micah Parsons (Penn State), along with corners Caleb Farley (Virginia Tech) and Patrick Surtain (Alabama), could fill needs, too. It’s just too hard to see Douglas, assuming he does not trade back, passing on Sewell. Sewell and Becton could develop into the NFL’s best tackle duo. Because the Jets desperately need help on defense, it’s hard to see them using the No. 23 pick on an offensive player, but their first second-rounder can address the interior offensive line. Davis, out of Ohio State, could fall. Side note: Drafting Sewell and Davis can allow the Jets to cut George Fant and Greg Van Roten, which would free another $10.8 million. Robinson and Thuney are two top-ticket free agents and will certainly be on Douglas’ wish list. Obviously, the Jets won’t be alone, but their odds of signing both are a bit higher considering the number of teams in salary cap turmoil. Just 17 teams have more than $5 million in cap space. Just 11 have more than $20 million. The Colts, Jets, and Jaguars are the only teams with $60-million plus. Robinson’s pristine route running, next-level hands and otherworldly catch radius make him a quarterback’s best friend. Thuney is versatile, reliable and productive — tailor-made for Douglas. Both are under 28. The Jets seem to like ex-Colts, and Mack would be a nice, reasonably-priced addition to the backfield. He suffered a season-ending Achilles injury this year, which might scare some teams off. He’s been productive when healthy, rushing for 1,999 yards (4.5 average) and 17 touchdowns from 2018-2019. The Jets aren’t willing to give up on Herndon yet, but Burton would be a solid and inexpensive insurance policy. He’s a good receiving option, has Colts ties, and Douglas worked with him during his time in Philadelphia (the Philly Special thrower). Option 2: Make the trade Quarterback: Deshaun Watson (trade with Texans) Running back: LaMical Perine, Jerick McKinnon (free agent signing), Ty Johnson Receivers: Allen Robinson (free agent signing), Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder Tight end: Chris Herndon, Trey Burton (free agent signing) Offensive line: LT Mekhi Becton, LG Joe Thuney (free agent signing), C Connor McGovern, RG Greg Van Roten, RT George Fant Break it down: While Watson would count just under $11 million on the 2021 cap, adding him would likely result in a slightly more conservative approach because of the upcoming $30 million hits. Robinson and Thuney are still options. Adding Watson puts the Jets in win-now mode and they need to expedite their rebuild. They might have to look toward someone like McKinnon at running back, though. The Jets weren’t happy with Van Roten this past season, but trading for Watson means giving up quite a few first-round picks. If Douglas parts with both No. 2 and 23, they need to go defense with their first second-rounder. That likely means waiting until the third to address the interior offensive line. LSU’s Ed Ingram should be there. He’ll start if ready Week 1. If not, Van Roten gets the nod. Cameron Clark could be in the mix, too. Obviously, this would mean another year with George Fant at right tackle. Not the worst thing. He wasn’t great, but solid in 2020. Option 3: Start from scratch Quarterback: Justin Fields/Zach Wilson (NFL Draft, No. 2) Running back: Marlon Mack (free agent signing), LaMical Perine, Ty Johnson Receivers: Corey Davis (free agent signing), Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder, Curtis Samuel (free agent signing) Tight end: Jonnu Smith (free agent signing), Chris Herndon Offensive line: LT Mekhi Becton, LG Joe Thuney (free agent signing), C Connor McGovern, RG Wyatt Davis (NFL Draft, second round), RT George Fant Break it down: There’s a legitimate drop between Trevor Lawrence and Fields or Wilson. If Douglas views the two equally, he might be able to trade back to No. 4 (Falcons pick), get whoever doesn’t go No. 2, and recoup another first-round pick and then some. For this example, though, we’ll assume he drafts one of the two at No. 2. Douglas will not make the same mistake he did with Darnold. He’ll use his draft picks and cap space to help make the quarterback’s life easy. By drafting Wilson or Fields, it allows the Jets to trade Darnold for potentially another second- or third-round pick. Robinson, Thuney, Mack and Burton are all still priority free-agent signings. For this example, we’ll say Robinson prefers to sign with a more established quarterback. If that happens, Douglas can pivot toward Davis. He caught 65 passes for a career-high 985 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games with the Titans in 2020. The money not spent on Robinson and the luxury of a rookie quarterback on a rookie contract can be used to make runs at other free agents like Samuel (Panthers) and Smith (Titans). Davis is still the pick with the Jets’ first second-rounder. If they get a second for Darnold, they could look at Notre Dame tackle Liam Eichenberg. If they get a third, Stanford’s Walker Little is a possibility. Either of the two could compete for the starting job in training camp with Fant.
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