Wyoming QB Josh Allen was the last of the "Big Four" quarterback prospects to participate in his Pro Day on Friday.
Sixteen teams traveled to Laramie, Wyoming to take a gander at Allen and his famed cannon arm. Among them were the Giants, who had head coach Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator Mike Shula, and senior vice president of player evaluation Chris Mara in attendance.
Allen's accuracy issue that arose in college (threw 56 perent over his three-year career) was the main question heading into the Pro Day. He did have a few throws that went awry, but reports said he was on target with most of the 60 tosses he had on the day.
The Jets have the biggest offer out to free agent DT Ndamukong Suh, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who says Suh would need to take less money to go to another team -- and is considering doing so.
Suh told Jordan Schultz of Yahoo! that the Jets are a "serious contender" for his services, along with the Titans, Rams, and Saints.
Additionally, Jets head coach Todd Bowles has told Suh how the Jets envision utilizing him should he sign, according to Schultz...
The Jets will sign WR Andre Roberts, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Roberts, 30, had one reception for 12 yards while playing 16 games and mainly serving in a special teams capacity last season for the Falcons.
He had 14 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown in 16 games for the Lions in 2016.
Free agent WR Allen Hurns will sign with the Cowboys, he told Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Wednesday's snowstorm in New York City has forced him to delay his visit with the Jets, and the team signed Terrelle Pryor the next day.
After the storm delayed his Jets visit, Hurns instead visited the Cowboys on Wednesday, according to Anderson.
Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter: With Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson coming off career-years and 2016 standout Quincy Enunwa set to return from a neck injury that caused him to miss the entire season, it's worth considering how the newest Jet, Terrelle Pryor, will fit into the Jets' plans for 2018.
Some are already speculating that this signing could make Kearse expendable. Trading Kearse would save the team $5 million and could enable them to recoup some of the value they surrendered in last week's trade up to No.3 in the Draft.
With Enunwa's availability uncertain and Anderson's ongoing off-field issues, Pryor's inclusion means the team doesn't have to depend on both players being available all year. Pryor is coming off an ankle surgery himself. Given the uncertainty here, it seems more pragmatic to retain Kearse and decide after the season who to build around. None of the four are under contract for 2019, although Anderson will be a restricted free agent...
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The Jets' big move from No. 6 to No. 3 in the draft has certainly shaken up the Top Five, where there is almost certain now to be a run on quarterbacks. The consensus around the league is that at least two, probably three, and maybe four quarterbacks will go in the first five picks.
Of course, there are just over four weeks until the NFL Draft begins on April 26, so a lot can still change. For now, here's a projection of how the first 10 picks will go...
The Jets appear to be closing in on a big-name receiver.
Former Redskins and Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is expected to sign a deal with the Jets, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed. Pryor reportedly had the Seahawks on his list, as he visited them as well. However, the Jets clearly had the better deal in place.
Pryor, who turns 29 in June, began his career as a quarterback with the Raiders, but shifted to receiver in 2015 with the Browns and took off the following year, reeling in 77 catches for 1,007 yards.
Here is the most up-to-date information on whom the Jets have added and lost during free agency, including contract details and salary cap information. The official signing period begins Wednesday at 4 p.m., so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for frequent updates.
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It's not a lock yet, but buzz is growing regarding the likelihood of the Browns selecting USC QB Sam Darnold with the No. 1 pick in next month's Draft, reports Albert Breer of SI.com.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano had Darnold to the Browns in his Mini Mock Draft earlier this week.
Darnold's pro day was yesterday, with the Giants, Jets, and Browns among the teams in attendance.
"He's going number one," an AFC executive told Breer. "Everyone out there today saw the Browns' franchise quarterback."
The Jets are holding a private workout with UCLA QB Josh Rosen in Southern California on Tuesday, per The Post's Brian Costello.
This comes a day after Jets GM Mike Maccagnan, HC Todd Bowles, OC Jeremy Bates, and more were present at USC for Sam Darnold's Pro Day in the rain.
The Jets currently hold the No. 3 pick after working a trade with the Colts to swap picks. The move indicates that New York wants one of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft. Rosen is called the most pro-ready quarterback by many experts.
The Jets are reportedly one of two finalists for the services of WR Terrelle Pryor, reports Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. The Seahawks are the other team Pryor is considering signing with.
The 28-year-old was a big free-agent target last offseason after producing a 1,000-yard season on 77 receptions with the Browns in 2016. He eventually signed a one-year, $6 million pact with the Redskins, but his production fell drastically due to injury.
New Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater said during a conference call on Wednesday that he's not sure if he'll be participating in offseason practices.
"That's not something I'm comfortable talking about right now," Bridgewater said. "I'm pretty sure that will be a discussion I have with the training staff and we'll come up with a plan moving forward."
Bridgewater also sidestepped a question about whether he would be comfortable backing up Josh McCown, instead focusing on his eagerness to embrace competition.
Back in January, we wrote about how the Jets' 2018 offense might differ from last year's, in light of the coaching changes. We concluded that the main difference between John Morton's west coast-style offense and that of Jeremy Bates would probably be in terms of the running game, which is expected to become more of a zone-based system. At its heart, the scheme would still be a west coast style offense.
With the Jets having moved into prime position to take one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's draft, it's well worth considering how each of them might fit into the current system.
Ideally, a west coast quarterback needs to exhibit quick decision making, precise accuracy and ball security. A strong arm isn't essential - as Chad Pennington showed when running Paul Hackett's overly conservative scheme for the majority of his career.
Jets OLB Dylan Donahue checked into rehab following a DUI arrest last month, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
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Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon discuss Mike Maccagnan's surprising trade that sent the Jets up the draft board to No. 3. The guys debate whether the move was a wise one, and react to last week's biggest free agent signings. Later, Connor Hughes of The Athletic joins the show to talk about the trade and what offensive weapons the team will have heading into next season.
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The Jets newest LB Avery Williamson didn't really know what he was walking into in New York. But, after taking a step back and officially inking his new deal, his excitement for next season is through the roof.
"It's a lot of excitement. New team, new city, new fans. A whole lot of excitement," Williamson said in a conference call with the media on Tuesday.
Williamson, a 26-year-old middle linebacker, had several suitors this offseason. However, the Jets simply presented the best deal in his eyes.
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Top quarterback prospect Josh Allen loves the Jets' trade to get the No. 3 pick in this year's draft.
Speaking to SiriusXM NFL Radio, Allen believes the Jets made the right deal based on who they want to pick come April.
"If they find the guy that they fall in love with, I think that's a team's job to go get him," Allen said. "If they feel like that's the future of their program, I think what they did -- they only traded, what, three second-round picks?...To keep their first-round pick next year was pretty big...I think they still got some good quality there."
The Jets signed linebacker Brandon Copeland, who missed last season with a torn pec, to a contract on Monday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.
Copeland, 26, recorded 30 combined tackles, half a sack and one forced fumble in 32 games with the Detroit Lions from 2015 and 2016.
The Jets are bringing back DL Xavier Cooper on a one-year deal for next season, per Daily News' Manish Mehta.
Cooper began the 2017 season with the 49ers before becoming cut in late October. The Jets scooped him up on Halloween, and he ended up playing eight games, totaling 10 tackles and one sack in the process.
The 26-year-old filled in during Muhammad Wilkerson's suspenion, and impressed as a fill-in. He will likely be vying for a depth role on the defensive front as well this season.
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Now that the first and second waves of free agency are winding down, NFL teams are fairly limited in their options. There may still be upgrades available, but most players still on the market are damaged goods in one way or another.
However, with plenty of cap space still remaining and, let's face it, several positions at which they could still upgrade, perhaps the Jets are in a position whereby they could explore the trade market instead.
The Jets just gave up three second-round picks to move up in the draft, probably taking them out of contention if a star player like Dez Bryant became available. Perhaps they could trade for someone without reducing their total number of picks by way of a pick exchange or even deal a veteran player from a position of strength. Would they be prepared to trade Bilal Powell, Jermaine Kearse or one of their young backup receivers or cornerbacks?
The Jets' newest QB Teddy Bridgewater can't wait to be a part of what his new team is building.
The 25-year-old made his move to the Jets official on Sunday when he signed a one-year, $6 million deal that has $9 million in incentives tied to it. He becomes another young asset for the Jets, and he couldn't be any happier to try and revitalize his career in this environment.
"I'm excited about the direction we're headed in," Bridgewater told Jets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "I'm excited to be a part of something that can be very special and I just look forward to getting to work with the guys and a great year."
The Jets may be looking to bring in more offensive help as free-agent WR Terrelle Pryor is expected to visit the team on Tuesday, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
Pryor, who is currently meeting with the Seahawks Monday, will fly directly to the east coast for his meeting tomorrow.
He was a big free-agent target last offseason after producing a 1,000-yard season on 77 receptions with the Browns in 2016. He eventually signed a one-year, $6 million pact with the Redskins, but his production fell drastically due to injury.
The Jets made a solid offer, but it wasn't enough to land one a dynamic weapon in RB Jerick McKinnon this offseason.
McKinnon was high on the Jets' list of players they sought with their generous cap space this offseason, according to the Daily News' Manish Mehta. However, he eventually signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the 49ers that includes $12 million guaranteed for next season.
Like the Jets, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan understood how versatile McKinnon's skill set could be in his offense, which is why he made such a hard push for him. Jets' OC Jeremy Bates and run-game coordinator Rick Dennison both worked under Kyle's father, Mike Shanahan, so it isn't surprising a player like McKinnon was high on their radar.
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Armed with $90 million-plus in salary cap space and extra draft picks, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has been a busy man the last few days. He's reshaped his roster, reset the quarterback position, and possibly put his franchise in contention for the next few years.
The Jets are expected to sign LB Kevin Pierre-Louis to a two-year deal worth $6 million, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
Ernie Accorsi knew back in 2004 that he would always be remembered as the GM that brought Eli Manning to the Giants. Whether it worked out or not, that would be his legacy, regardless of everything else he accomplished in his career.
That's the way it now is for Mike Maccagnan. He began to define his legacy as the Jets GM with the bold trade he made on Saturday to ship three second-round picks to Indianapolis to move up from 6 to 3 in the NFL draft. And in less than six weeks, on April 26, he will further define it when he picks the player he expects will be the Jets' long-awaited franchise quarterback.
Now he just better be right...
The Jets have spent years, even decades stuck in Quarterback Hell, in a never-ending search for an elusive franchise quarterback.
And Mike Maccagnan is serious about ending that run.
The Jets GM made the boldest move of his tenure on Saturday morning, making a stunning trade to move up even closer to the top of the 2018 NFL draft. He acquired the No. 3 overall pick from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, the Jets' two second-rounders (37th and 49th) and a second-rounder in 2019...