He knows that! In this situation the Jags can trade him to any team. But the trade will most likely only become official if he can reach a long term deal with the team that traded for him. The team that trades for him could make the deal without having him sign but it would be dumb as MJD wont report until he has a deal.
Exactly. Which is why it won't happen.
The collective bargaining agreement between the NFLPA and the owners is not condusive to trades. Especially in season (after March 31st).
Fans often look at other sports like baseball and basketball where trades happen all the time, and ask; "Why don't the Jets just trade for such and such..."
Trades are almost impossible in football during the season (and preseason), unless you have a lot of cap room and are willing to part with #1 or #2 draft picks.
The trade would be contingent on him singing a long term deal. No team is trading pics for a rental..So ultimately MJD has final say on where he goes because he would need his print on the dotted line. We will be in the same spot next year with Revis.
And he is a RB with a lot of mileage already on him. I'd think about it if the Jets were a legit SB contender and RB was the only missing piece. But they are not, and it is not. Pass.
Jacksonville has virtually no bargaining position here, MJD doesn't want to be there and they don't want to pay him.
McKnight and a 2nd round pick would do it but I personally think thats too much. He isn't technically a rental as he is under contract for 2012 and 2013, but we would probably have to give him an extension which would be costly.
Jax drafted a punter with the pick they could have used to get Tebow. If thayt doesn't tell you that they want nothing to do with Tebow then I don't know what does. Shonne Greene and an escalating 3rd might do it though. But then we have Revis coming up as well as 3 of 4 of our starting LB's plus both starting safeties gone after this year.
If we trade for MJD...after having a deteriorating line due to pissing away draft picks for overrated players...not saying MJD is overrated but give me a break, we can draft a running back and if we had a stronger line this would work....it just plays into the argument that we have no drafting ability at all......if they do this, I'll be convinced nothing will ever get better