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  1. 1 hour ago, Jetsfan80 said:

    Clearly Geno would be the odd man out if Fitzpatrick comes back.  The coaching staff owes him nothing and would not need a veteran backup.  Petty and Hackenberg would be compete for # 2 duties, with perhaps a UDFA-caliber QB on the practice squad.

    But is Hackenberg really an upgrade on geno?  IM a charter member of the geno sucks club but what has Hackenberg done the last couple years?

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  2. I'm not happy with the Hackenberg pick.  First, I think it was at least a round too early for him.  Secondly, we could have used another weapon or another player who can contribute in year 1.

    Drafting him doesn't change the fact we need Fitz this year.  However, we can't carry 4 qbs.  So who goes?   I don't think we gave petty enough of a shot. I think eh could fit in our offense well.   

  3. 1 hour ago, YankeeJet22 said:

    I must be be stupid, you must be smart.  congrats.

    I watched Cook play a couple games.  I won't say I'm an expert.  I saw a team that was playing (against Iowa) to have a chance to go to a BCS bowl...  2 minute drill and they were SCARED to pass.  That says all you need to know.  He looked scared.  That's not what I'm looking for.

    Also, when's the last time the starting QB, a senior, wasn't captain of his team?

  4. 1 minute ago, JoJoTownsell1 said:

    I'm sure the eagles would give him away at this point. That contract was idiotic at the time and even worse in retrospect. I'd rather give Fitz 15mil a year than deal with Bradford's contract. Even if Bradford was a slight upgrade over Fitz, he is way too brittle and unreliable. Pass. 

    if we deal for Bradford, we'd only be on the hook for 24M over 2 years...  Eagles pay the signing bonus acceleration I believe,

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  5. 10 hours ago, Augustiniak said:

    that's the rub.  i think this would have to be done draft day, and the cowboys would have to understand that.  it would be a win for both teams.  then the jets could let fitz go elsewhere and address the OT and olb spots and all of a sudden you have a completely new outlook on the franchise.

    tanny make it happen!

    Waiting is risky for the jets.  With Wilkerson on the books their cap is filled.  They can't sign a qb.  If the qb they want or both of them are gone, they don't make the deal and then it's the end of April with no qb.  Risky. 

    At least if they deal now the cap is free.  They can sign a qb to compete with the new one because Geno is not that guy.  They can make some other small moves 

  6. 3 hours ago, Il Mostro said:

    Marino is the one that stings the most.  He was there for the taking and there was no question about his ability.  He would have been the perfect successor to the Namath era and a perfect personality fit in NYC.  The history of the team could have been so, so different.

    No guarantee Marino is Marino in a different situation.  You can say that for any of them.   That's why this type topic doesn't work. 

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  7. 31 minutes ago, AFJF said:

    Hmmmm....where have I heard this theory before?  I knew there had to be more than a handful of people who could figure it out.



    The question was posed innocently enough. Seriously, I was the one that asked it. After going over the likes of Geno SmithRyan Fitzpatrick and Bryce Petty at his end-of-year press conference, Jets coach Todd Bowles turned to the 2016 season.

    “You want Fitzpatrick back, but if he comes back, will he be the star…”

    “If he returns,” Bowles interjected, “He’ll be the starting quarterback.”

    And those eight words are exactly why the Jets are where they are now.

    A week has now come and gone since the new league year began, and teams started throwing money left right and sideways at this year’s crop of unrestricted free agents. Mega-money deals were inked (seriously, Olivier Vernon is now one of the NFL’s highest-paid players), other big name stars were traded (Chandler Jones).

    But all the while, the Jets, and their record-breaking quarterback from 2015, have sat at opposites sides of the table, not saying a word, waiting to see who would break first and pass the salt.


    An unrestricted free agent, Fitzpatrick is in need of a new contract, and is reportedly looking for $15 million a year.

    The Jets, in need of a quarterback, are offering a measly $8-$9 million a year.

    Fitzpatrick won’t come down from his figure. The Jets won’t come up from theirs.

    The result is an ongoing pissing match between two sides that are better together than apart. A high school lovers’ quarrel that is more frustrating and agonizing with the script of a box-office flop, than a five-star romantic comedy.

    And you know what? The Jets are the ones to blame for it all. Every bit of it.

    Make the nonsense stop.  Do we really think Fitzpatrick was going to take 7-8m but then since Bowles said something he decided 16 was better?  Come on.  

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