Sep 8, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports (Steven Bisig)
Sep 8, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports (Steven Bisig)

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So many questions … Here are a few more you asked me in this week's edition of the SNY Jets mailbag:


Why haven't the Jets gone after Clowney? -- @BuddhaTaino

Money. Actually, it's more about player value. Jadeveon Clowney may be the best pass rusher on the market, but he wanted more than $20 million per year on a long-term contract, and then reportedly lowered his demands into the $17-18 million range. So far no one thinks he's worth that -- certainly not on a long-term deal. The Jets clearly don't.

 

There are a lot of reasons for that. One is that he's had three knee surgeries and even at age 27 that can take a toll. It makes him a risky bet for a long-term, salary cap-crunching contract. Also, as good as he is -- and he is good and disruptive and strong against the run, too - he had only three sacks last year and has never had more than 9 ½ in a single season. Pass rushers will always say that sacks aren't a good measure of all they do, but like it or not it's how teams often measure them, and teams pay big money for guys who actually produce those sacks.

The Jets obviously don't want to spend that kind of money for a player who has had 12 sacks in the last two seasons. You know who's done better than that? Jordan Jenkins. He had eight sacks last season and 15 in the last two seasons and the Jets got him back on a one-year, $5 million deal. Maybe he's not in Clowney's class as a player. But the bottom line is he's been more productive, especially in the category that pays.

Will the Jets trade Le'Veon Bell now that Frank Gore is on the team? -- @zevi_weis

No. At least not yet.

First of all, Bell is guaranteed $13 million this season, which doesn't help his value on the open market. The rosters of most teams are pretty set right now, so adding a $13 million running back right before camp isn't in anyone's plans. If the Jets were going to do it, they would've done it back in March before free agency started. I don't think they want to trade him, nor do I think they could.

However, I think all bets are off on Bell being dealt at the trading deadline. That will obviously depend on whether the Jets are in the playoff chase or not. If they are, they're not going to deal one of their best weapons - and as good and durable as Frank Gore is, he's still 38, his skills are declining, and Bell is still better.

But if they're out of it? Well, Bell doesn't seem to have a future with the Jets beyond this season. They drafted La'Mical Perine in the fourth round and he could be Bell's replacement. So sure, in October with nothing to play for, it would make sense for the Jets to deal him for anything, knowing they don't plan to bring him back in 2021.

Do you think the Jets will make a trade for a wide receiver now since Enunwa won't be coming back? -- @SpriggsyFresh

No, I think if they were going to make a trade they would've done it when DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs and Brandin Cooks were available. They certainly would have done it before the draft. Because I think they knew Quincy Enunwa wasn't returning this season. That didn't catch them by surprise.

It sounds like they are content with what they have - Jamison Crowder as the slot guy, Breshad Perriman as the Robby Anderson-like deep threat, and rookie Denzel Mims as a potential future No. 1. I don't like the rest of their depth chart, but they seem to think veteran Josh Doctson and third-year pro Vyncint Smith can be useful.

Maybe they'll add another veteran at some point if one is available, but it would only be someone brought in for insurance and depth.

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What is the one thing you want us to understand/know about the Jets that is either unknown or misunderstood from the outside? -- @asciglitano1

There has been so much losing and so much disappointment, both lately and throughout the Jets' history, that I can understand why Jets fans are pessimistic by nature. I can also understand why they overreact and demand change the minute things go wrong. I saw that a lot this past year with fans (and some in the media) wanting Adam Gase fired before his first season was over.

But I actually believe the Jets are in good hands, and people should try to understand that and try to show some patience -- as hard as that is.

First, I believe Jets CEO Christopher Johnson really cares about this team. He's not an absentee owner content to count his money from afar. He's emotionally invested, he's present at the facility, and he really wants this to work. He's also willing to understand what he doesn't know and leave the decisions up to his football people - which all owners should do.

And he hired the right GM in Joe Douglas. People around the NFL rave about him. If the Jets hadn't hired him, someone would have this past offseason. And from the early returns, he's building his team the right way -- with strength up front and no crazy, quick-fix contracts.

As for Gase … I don't know if he's the right coach. We'll see. But I think he will be good for Sam Darnold and the offense, and he absolutely hired the right defensive coordinator in Gregg Williams. I think they'll win eventually. But I know we learned nothing about his ability to do that based on last year, when his quarterback was sick for more than a month at the start.

So I guess that's it: That I think I see the right people in place on the inside and the right plan being executed. I know it's hard to keep the faith, but I really think Jets fans should.

Will a possible shutdown of part of 2020 have an impact on the 2021 cap? -- @Bukes1

This isn't a Jets-specific question, but I included it because it's important and I find the possibility fascinating. The simple answer is: Yes. The salary cap is tied to revenue, so if a shutdown or any loss of games or games without fans leads to a loss of revenue, the salary cap as it's designed will almost certainly go down.

In fact, ESPN recently reported that the cap -- which is $198.2 million for 2020 -- could shrink by 50 percent in 2021. ESPN's Adam Schefter said he's heard it could go down anywhere from $30-80 million next season.

I honestly don't know how that would work, though. Remember, it's not just about spending on free agents in a particular year. Teams have already spent on future caps by the contracts they've given out the last few years. They plan as if the cap will at least stay the same and probably go up. If it goes down significantly, teams would have to cut players just to get down to the lower bar. Some might not be able to do it.

And the players who are cut -- even top ones -- might not find teams with cap room to give them significant deals. In short: A significant cap decrease would create chaos.

I assume they'd find a way to keep the cap where it is, at least. I've heard they've discussed the idea of borrowing against future caps and "paying it back" when revenues go back up, post-pandemic. I don't know the answer, and I don't think the NFL does either. But if any games are missed or played without fans or if revenues drop in any significant way, it's going to be a fascinating issue to watch.

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Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) looks on prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) looks on prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

In response to Fox News host Laura Ingraham's contrasting views on which athletes should be allowed to discuss politics, Jets safety Jamal Adams weighed in on Wednesday, saying "How does she still have a job?"

Adams' comments came after Ingraham said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees should be "allowed" to share his views regarding "kneeling and what the flag means."

"He's allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag means," Ingraham said Tuesday night on Fox News. "Take him, he's a person. He has some worth, I would imagine. This is beyond football, though. This is totalitarian conduct. This is Stalinist. And by the way, on the streets of New Orleans -- we're looking at live pictures -- they're shouting 'F Drew Brees'. That's what this moment has done to the beautiful team spirit of the New Orleans Saints."

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Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) gestures to a defensive play against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Sep 22, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) gestures to a defensive play against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

Jets GM Joe Douglas has had a great offseason filling holes on his roster for the 2020 season. And after Trumaine Johnson's contract finally came off the books on Tuesday, he has an extra $11 million to work with. 

According to OverTheCap.com, the Jets have around $24.7 million still available to spend, and that's a good chunk of change to get an impact player for next season. 

So who could Douglas still target on the free agent market who would be worth giving a contract to? The answer is found when lookint at the other holes that still remain -- cornerback and edge rusher being the top two.

With that in mind, here's who Douglas can look at on the market, starting with someone who has been linked to Gang Green for a minute now...

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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands the ball off to Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) hands the ball off to Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

Jets GM Joe Douglas took initiative in the first offseason in his new role, and made some solid roster upgrades for the 2020 season. 

It should lead to some Jets having big seasons on the stat sheet. 

A revamped offensive line, new receiving pieces, and additions to the secondary are just a few moves that were made. And after Trumaine Johnson's contract finally came off the books on Tuesday, Douglas now has even more cap room to upgrade some more. 

Tags: Chris Herndon, CJ Mosley, Henry Anderson, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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Sep 29, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Sep 29, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

As of Monday, the Jets now find themselves with an extra 11 million dollars in cap space, as Trumaine Johnson's post-June 1 release designation finally kicked in. 

But don't expect any of that extra cap space to go towards bringing in Pro Bowl pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, the Jets "never had serious interest" in signing Clowney, and the extra cap money won't be changing that stance. 

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Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; General view of a New York Jets helmet prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

The Jets have released a statement following the death of George Floyd after his arrest by a Minnesota police officer. It comes after a team meeting on Monday where players, coaches, and executives all shared potential ways they could impact their communities in a positive manner during these hard times. 

Here's the full statement:

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Feb 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; General overall view of NFL golden shield logo at the NFL Honors show at the Adrienne Arsht Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
Feb 1, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; General overall view of NFL golden shield logo at the NFL Honors show at the Adrienne Arsht Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

An NFL agent has informed SNY's Ralph Vacchiano that NFL teams are "already signaling" that pay cuts will be asked for from the players if games are played without fans during the 2020 season.

In his latest article that addresses the big questions surrounding the potential delay for the start of the season, Vacchiano reached out to sources regarding monetary issues that could arise like it has elsewhere, especially in Major League Baseball. 

And yes, that could very well be a fight the NFL and NFLPA will have to go through, too. Here's what Vacchiano wrote: 

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Jamison Crowder could be the focal point of the Jets' passing attack, though Breshad Perriman and rookie Denzel Mims should also have large roles.

Meanwhile, Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton give the Giants a strong trio at the receiver position as well.

But which New York receiver will have the most yards in 2020? SNY's Jeane Coakley and Chris Williamson discuss the odds for each player's yardage production in the latest edition of What are the Odds?

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Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the NFL 100th Anniversary logo at midfield at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Detailed view of the NFL 100th Anniversary logo at midfield at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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The NBA and NHL are seemingly finalizing plans to hold their playoffs in "bubble cities" this summer. Major League Baseball and its players union are trying to bridge their financial gap to begin their season in early July. Golf, auto racing, soccer and other sports are back, or on their way.

So what about the NFL?

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Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) jogs on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) jogs on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

The sports world has joined the masses in protesting and sharing their voice following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Add Jets S Jamal Adams to that group. 

Adams took to his Twitter page on Monday night to give his two cents on the matter. Here's what he had to say: 

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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

It isn't news that the Jets have cut veteran CB Trumaine Johnson, but it hasn't been official. Until now. 

At end of day on June 1, New York parting ways with Johnson will be set in stone as a post-June 1 cut. In doing so, GM Joe Douglas makes a smart move to save a lot in cap room. 

Johnson's $15 million in 2020 salary was still on the team's books. But as of tomorrow, he will only count for $4 million toward the cap. In turn, the Jets will have $11 million put back on their cap. 

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Chris Herndon (Vincent Carchietta)
Chris Herndon (Vincent Carchietta)

The Jets' first year in Adam Gase's offense isn't what anyone wanted to see. New York finished last in the NFL in yards per game (273.0), fourth-worst in passing yards (194.4), second-worst in rushing yards (78.6) and second-worst in points per game (17.3).

Yes, Sam Darnold did miss the chunk of the early regular season, and the Jets saw improvement when he returned. But with Le'Veon Bell struggling to get anything going in his much-awaited return and the offensive line being extremely porous among other issues, it's safe to say this group needs a massive amount of improvement in 2020.

That's why GM Joe Douglas went out and fixed up the O-line and added a couple weapons at wide receiver in Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims. But there is one position group that could mesh everything together in this offensive rebuild. 

Tags: Chris Herndon, Jamison Crowder, Le'Veon Bell, Sam Darnold, Scott Thompson
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On FNNY: Living Room Edition, the crew looks at the impact of new Jets additions Joe Flacco, Frank Gore, and Denzel Mims, and also "Jets To Know" Mekhi Becton.

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Over the last two decades, the Jets have had some very good teams, and some not quite as good.

Overall, Gang Green finished .500 or better in 11 of the last 20 seasons, though the team hasn't finished with a winning record since 2015.

Along the way, the Jets have had plenty of star players don the Green and White, but they've also had some very valuable role players who may not have gotten all the accolades that they deserved during their tenure in New York.

Tags: Demario Davis, Eric Decker, Jordan Jenkins, Kelvin Beachum
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Joe Flacco will enter the NFL season in a way that he's never done so before - as a backup.

A starter for 11 years in Baltimore and then one more in Denver (though a neck injury ultimately paved the way for Drew Lock to take over), Flacco will enter training camp with the Jets as the backup behind Sam Darnold.

The 35-year-old former Super Bowl Champion knows things will be different for him in 2020, but he's ready to take the next step in his career. 

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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Quincy Enunwa's 2016 season saw him break out for 857 yards with the Jets. But following two serious neck injuries - one that kept him out all of 2017 and another that held him to just one game in 2019 and landed him on the PUP list for 2020, ending his season again - Enunwa's playing career has been put in jeopardy.

But the soon-to-be 28-year-old still wants to play.

In an interview with ESPN's Rich Cimini, Enunwa talked about the challenges, both mental and physical, of missing out on the game he loves, while also saying he still has the passion to play, if he's physically able. 

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After the NFL released all 32 teams' schedules for the 2020 season, the Jets found themselves with the second-toughest in the entire league. 

Yes, GM Joe Douglas did his part this offseason to beef up the roster with moves on offense and defense. But is it enough to face some tough competition this season? 

Well, oddsmakers don't think it will be, and SNY's Jeane Coakley and Chris Williamson discuss the Jets' chances of reaching the playoffs this season in the latest edition of What are the Odds?

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Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is chased by Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace (39) on a run in the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is chased by Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace (39) on a run in the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN released its annual "Football Power Index" for the first time ahead of the 2020 NFL season. It accounts for everything from Vegas Sportbooks' win totals for each team, last season's stats and much more. 

While GM Joe Douglas brought in some solid reinforcements this offseason, the power index wasn't too kind to the Jets. 

After running through the calculations, the Jets fell in at No. 25 on the list of 32 teams. They are projected to have 6.8 wins this season, and only hold a 24 percent chance of making the playoffs. 

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The 2020 NFL Draft was unlike any that we've ever seen before. Conducted remotely, every team faced challenges in processes leading up to the big weekend and during that draft itself that required quick thinking, and more importantly, trusting your gut. 

That's exactly what GM Joe Douglas and the rest of the Jets staff did, as Douglas put together a fine draft class. How did he get to this point in his first ever draft at the helm? 

Well, in the first episode of One Jets Drive, full access was given -- or as much as was allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic -- leading up to draft day. Douglas, head coach Adam Gase, and many others gave their analysis of the Jets' picks. Take first-round pick Mekhi Becton for instance.

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Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to pass in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to pass in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Joe Flacco signed a one-year deal with the Jets last week, knowing full well that he was joining the team to be the backup to Sam Darnold

But for the 35-year-old Super Bowl-winning quarterback, his deal with the Jets is a chance to get back to playing the game he loves.

Flacco had neck surgery in April, after playing eight games of what turned out to be his only season with the Denver Broncos. Now, he's anxiously awaiting to do whatever he can for Gang Green, though he knows his recovery still has a quite some time to go.

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Sam Darnold/Daniel Jones
Sam Darnold/Daniel Jones

Jets QB Sam Darnold is entering his third season in the league and Giants QB Daniel Jones is entering his second. Both have been quite impressive, but they are behind rookie Joe Burrow (and some other questionably-ranked QBs) on NBC Sports Philadelphia's ranking of all 32 QBs in the NFL.

Darnold, who threw for 3,024 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 13 starts during a season that was interrupted by mono, was ranked 23rd, with Baker Mayfield No. 22.

Jones, who threw for 3,027 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 12 starts for a rebuilding Giants team, was ranked No. 26 -- just behind Ryan Fitzpatrick (No. 25) and Teddy Bridgewater (No. 24).

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On Sunday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cleared local sports teams to begin training in the state. On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy followed suit.

"Professional sports teams in NJ may return to training and even competition - if their leagues choose to move in that direction," Murphy said in a statement. "We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel."

The above gives the Jets and Giants clearance to open their facilities under the NFL's protocol, meaning limited business/front office staff can return.

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Tom Brady is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Jets should be glad to see him out of the AFC East. Brady had the Jets' number during his Pats career, going 29-7 against them in the regular season (though one of those loses came in a game Brady didn't start) and 1-1 in the playoffs.

But here are seven times the Jets took care of business against Brady.


1. On Dec. 22, 2002, the Jets defeated the Patriots 30-17, and went on to edge out the Pats as AFC East champs the following week. The Jets went 7-2 following head coach Herm Edwards' 'You play to win the game' speech.

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Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) leaves the field following the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Oct 17, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) leaves the field following the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Sam Darnold is entrenched as the Jets' starting quarterback, but finding a veteran backup for him seemed to still be a need for the team. 

Now, it looks like the the Jets have found their answer in former Ravens and Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, as his agent announced that Flacco has signed a one-year deal with the Jets. 

SNY Insider Ralph Vacchiano has confirmed that Flacco's deal is worth $1.5 million, though he could earn another $3 million in incentives.

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The Jets have no intention of trading Jamal Adams despite their latest impasse in contract negotiations, according to a source. And they expect that they will eventually sign him to a lucrative contract that, as promised, will make him a "Jet for life."

That has long been the plan, as both CEO Christopher Johnson and GM Joe Douglas have repeatedly said, and nothing has changed even though Adams' camp has grown frustrated with the pace of recent talks. As Douglas promised, he reached out to Adams' agents shortly after the draft for initial discussions about a contract. But the Jets' position is they want to wait before giving him a long-term extension.

Adams, who is entering the fourth year of his four-year, $22.2 million rookie contract, wants his money now.

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Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Dec 29, 2019; Orchard Park, New York, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

General manager Joe Douglas has said time and time again that he wants to make safety Jamal Adams a "Jet for life," but the latest news regarding a possible contract extension doesn't sound very promising. 

According to ESPN's Rich Cimini, Adams' representation and the Jets have had multiple conversations since the NFL Draft, but the talks have "reached an impasse," as the Jets want to wait on a new deal for the star safety, while Adams' camp believes the Jets are "dragging their feet."

Per ESPN, the possibility of a trade has come up in recent talks, but the Jets have no desire to trade their young Pro Bowler, while Adams is believed to be open to being traded if things can't get worked out.

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Entering his 16th year in the NFL this season, Frank Gore likely knew he wasn't going to find a starting job anywhere around the league. So, as he decided once again to own the title of oldest running back in the NFL for another season, Gore wanted to go play for a team with a dynamic running game and a lead back he thought he could complement well.

Gore found that with the Jets and Le'Veon Bell

The five-time Pro Bowler spoke with the media on Thursday via Zoom, where he mentioned that playing for head coach Adam Gase once again -- he did so with the Miami Dolphins in 2018 and earlier in his career with San Francisco when Gase was an assistant -- was a big reason why he joined Gang Green. But the prospect of working with Bell, a running back he knows very well, was intriguing. 

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Nov 24, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore (20) against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Nov 24, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore (20) against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

It has been speculation for a couple of years now, but Frank Gore doesn't listen to those who believes he is going to call it quits. He's had a great career -- Hall of Fame worthy -- but he's just not done yet. 

That's why Gore signed a one-year deal with the Jets this year, setting him up to play his 16th year in the NFL. It wasn't that hard of a decision to make, as he told media on Thursday during a Zoom conference call that he knew from his play last season he still had something left in the tank. 

His son, Frank Gore Jr., thought so as well. 

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Dec 8, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs for yards in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sportsa (Jason Getz)
Dec 8, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs for yards in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sportsa (Jason Getz)

The Jets have already beefed up their running back depth this offseason, but could they look to add another quality back?

According to a report from Michael Silver of NFL Network, the Jets, Seahawks, and Eagles have shown interest in free agent running back Devonta Freeman

Per the report, the Seahawks have one-year deal worth up to $4 million on the table for Freeman, while the veteran has "attracted interest" from the Jets and Eagles.

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Big things are expected out of both Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones in 2020, but which of them is more likely to exceed their passing touchdown projection for this upcoming season?

SNY's Eamon McAnaney and Jonas Schwartz discuss that topic in the latest Loud Mouths: The Great Debate ...

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Dec 12, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Dec 12, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) stands on the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

ESPN's Mike Greenberg is sick of the Sam Darnold disrespect. 

During "Get Up" on Wednesday, Greenberg asked his panelists Tim Hasselbeck and Domonique Foxworth who will be the best quarterback in the AFC East in three years. Greenberg believes there is only one true answer, but he is astounded to here something else. 

At first, Foxworth and Greeny agreed that Bills QB Josh Allen, who Hasselbeck picked, won't be that guy. He statistically was the least accurate quarterback last season with a 58.8 completion percentage.

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