Jets Owner Woody Johnson Is About To Make the Biggest Mistake Since, Well... Since Trading for Tim Tebow
The New York Jets are coming off an incredibly disappointing season in which Rex Ryan’s crew finished with its worst record in his tenure as head coach. His 2009 hiring prompted an immediate revival of the franchise, as Ryan led the Jets to two back-to-back AFC Championship appearances in his first 2 years. Then, 2011 saw the team uncharacteristically regress to 8-8 before completely falling apart this last season, finishing 6-10.
It’s interesting, the way the Jets are handled in the media. It’s a team that has never had solid play at the quarterback position in this Rex Ryan era. Former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer (now with the Rams) did a very good job at coaching QB Mark Sanchez to make as few mistakes as possible, but he obviously bolted after 2011 because he might have seen the writing on the wall.
New York Jets Trade Rumors: Top 4 Trade Destinations For Darrelle Revis And What Gang Green Might Get For All-Pro Cornerback
The New York Jets are reportedly considering trading star cornerback Darrelle Revis. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported that team owner Woody Johnson is open to the idea of dumping the 27-year-old cover man's $6 million salary for 2013.
There would be few teams not keen on adding a shutdown corner as accomplished as Revis. Yet four contenders in particular, could boost their Super Bowl credentials by making a swap deal for Revis. While it's too early to consign Revis's Jets career to memory, here is a look at where a trade might send him, starting with what compensation Gang Green could expect to receive.
Potential Trade Value for Revis
At only 27, Revis would still command high value on the trade market. In just six years, he has established himself as the premier corner in the NFL. With Revis on the field, a defense can feel confident about having one side of the field shut down.
Are the Baltimore Ravens a team of destiny? Can anybody stop the New England Patriots offense? What does the Gronk injury mean? Let's take a closer look at this AFC conference championship.
MarketsHere's a point spread that I expected to come out higher than it should have. In the theoretical look-ahead line prior to the Divisional round, the Patriots were actually -6 favorites vs the Ravens. That's very surprising on every level. What did we see over the weekend to suggest this should come out at -9? By my numbers, the Patriots are clearly more than touchdown favorites in this match-up. I have the "true line" at -7.5. Throughout the week we've seen a trickle of support for the Ravens as we are now looking at -7.5 to -8's across the board. Where will this line go leading up to kickoff? I can't imagine it hitting -7 as most of the general public will be betting both favorites this weekend.
No Mysteries in This Game
After their 14-10 loss against the Tennessee Titans, a game in which quarterback Mark Sanchez committed five turnovers, four of which were interceptions, the New York Jets have been reported as being interested in dealing Sanchez as well as Tim Tebow, who they acquired last season in a trade with the Denver Broncos. Tebow saw little of the field as a Wildcat option quarterback, and will in all likelihood be wearing a different uniform come 2013.
With the Jets exploring quarterback options, one name that came to mind was Philidelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who it appears is not in the Eagles long-term plans at quarterback, with a new regime very likely to come in Philidelphia. Vick has shown that he can still perform in this league, especially with his arm and athleticism.
But Vick should not be on the radar for a team like the Jets, who could be a solid quarterback away from contention. But why not pursue Vick in the off-season?
If this game was on Sunday, I don't think very many people would be interested in it outside of each respective fan base. Yet, here we are. A prime-time tilt between the Jets and the Titans. Let's take a closer look at the betting angles.
Just like the game itself, there isn't much to report in the betting marketplace. Vegas put up the Titans as -1.5 point favorites in the look-ahead line. When it re-opened on Sunday, it opened at -1 (odds from SBRforum). Don't read anything into this though because sportsbooks often do this to keep it out of the "teaser window".