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  1. https://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/91354/jets-mull-free-agent-decisions-including-a-tough-call-on-qb-mike-white FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The conversation surrounding the New York Jets has focused on (what else?) the quarterback position -- specifically, Zach Wilson's future and potential veteran replacements. There hasn't been much chatter about the quarterback who galvanized the Jets' locker room, who inspired some teammates to wear his likeness on a T-shirt and who displayed extreme toughness by playing with five broken ribs. Mike White, who for a minute had a chance to secure the QB1 job, is now just a blip on the radar, his future in New York uncertain. The Jets have been linked to the biggest names on the market, like Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers, leaving White -- a pending unrestricted free agent -- in a precarious position. If the Jets do what they've been saying -- sign a veteran and keep Wilson in a backup role -- it likely means White is the odd man out. Looking ahead to his first crack at free agency, White said there's an "excitement" level because he hopes to find "some stability" with his next contract. "With these past couple of years, everything is so up and down with no guarantees, especially in this profession," he said at the end of the season, alluding to the Jets' quarterback chaos. "If anything, just for my wife and I, [we'd like] some stability, hopefully, is what we’re looking for. I just want the right situation, and I’m sure that’ll present itself at some point." White, whose career record is 2-5, figures to command between $4 million and $8 million per year on the open market. The argument can be made he's a better quarterback than Wilson (62.2 career completion percentage vs. Wilson's 55.2), but the organization appears set on keeping Wilson, probably because of his draft status (No. 2 overall pick in 2021). Even if the Jets make White an offer, he could look elsewhere for a better playing opportunity. One possibility is a backup job with the Los Angeles Rams, who hired former Jets offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. White is one of 20 players on the Jets poised to hit unrestricted free agency on March 15. The NFL scouting combine (Feb. 26-March 6) is where the front office often lays the groundwork for deals. Here's a pre-combine projection on how the Jets will approach their own free agents: Priority free agents For different reasons, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and linebacker Quincy Williams -- both starters on the NFL's fourth-ranked defense -- are the only players in this category. Rankins, who will turn 29 before next season, plays a premium position -- a position where the Jets have no depth. In fact, the only interior defensive linemen under contract are star Quinnen Williams and former practice-squad player Tanzel Smart. After completing a two-year, $11 million contract, Rankins probably is looking for something in the $8 million-to-$10 million range per year. Known mostly for his pass rushing, Rankins opened some eyes by playing well against the run. When he was in the game, the Jets allowed only 3.82 yards per rush, compared to 4.13 without him -- the best differential among their starting defensive linemen, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Williams, 26, is an ascending player coming off his rookie contract -- the sweet spot in a player's career when it comes to investing money, based on general manager Joe Douglas' thinking. Outside linebackers in a 4-3 defense usually don't score monster paydays, so Williams probably is looking at a multiyear deal in the $6 million to $9 million range per year. He may have some leverage because the Jets want to keep his younger brother happy; Quinnen hopes to land a long-term extension by April. "We're looking forward to playing on the same team together," Quincy said. "The biggest thing is putting it on tape. We did that. Now it's just business, nothing personal." The 'maybe' crowd Dedicated to my favorite PGA golfer... @Green Ghost
  2. Highest- SF (28) Lowest- ATL (8) NY Jets- 14
  3. With all the assets needed for the trade and a sh!tty OL... ...he will end his career as a NY Jet (post IR).
  4. These young ones were still sh!tting on diapers during Kotite's 1-15 record; the worst NY Jets season.
  5. I think Woody is committed to spend big bucks on a QB; otherwise, "Trader Joe" will stiff his way with 3rd tier QBs.
  6. The PSL syndrome: You bought season tickets. You watched every game. NY Jets miss the playoffs.
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