The fact is, 2013 should be a mulligan year. It will render Rex being fired, Idzik hiring is own guy, cutting Sanchez, and drafting one of the elite QBs in the 2014 draft. Hopefully, the bounty we receive from the Bucs for Revis will come in the 2014 draft as well.
what if bridgewater,manziel and carr were 1 year wonders? we will have waited another year to get this team in the right direction?
the time is now. 44 years has been long enough to get the recipe right.
The problem with this approach is there is no way to guarantee that the team can draft one of the top prospects in 2014 no matter how much ammo they possess. This is why a team needs to think very hard before they pass on an opportunity to draft the top rated quarterback prospect at a bargain position without needing to trade up.
And what if this plan does not work? We go another full year with drafting our future quarterback?
There is simply no way that this is the mindset inside the Jets organization. Rex is coaching for his future as an NFL HC, and a rookie GM is in no position to be taking mulligan years in the Not For Long league.The fact is, 2013 should be a mulligan year.
I voted no.
Idzik has to be 100% sure of his first high pick QB... Geno is a gamble.
So we should wait a year and draft a QB who probably isn't markedly better then what's available now?
If he's there at #9, trade that pick to some really dumb QB starved team.
He won't be there. If he is you have to take him.
Browns drafted Weeden last year in the first round so doubt they go there again. Eagles still have Vick. Lions have Stafford.
The only other team that could logically draft a QB in front of us are the Jaguars.
Andrew Luck was a once in a generation type of prospect. As close to a sure thing as you'll find. I can understand tanking for a player like him.
For every Andrew Luck there are tons of Matt Barkleys....guys who look great one year, then fall apart the next. And that's not a knock on Barkley. He may turn out to be good. But if a team tanked their 2012 season for him, how f*cking stupid would they look now?
If the scouting department likes Geno Smith, and he makes it to #9, then take him. If they'd prefer to pick someone like Nassib or Glennon in the 2nd or 3rd, great.
Tanking for next year is a bigger gamble than picking a guy now, IMO.
Agree 100% with the rest of your post also. If the Jets think Geno has even less of a ceiling than Sanchez, then there's no discussion here. But if he's the top-rated QB on their board, I don't see how any of the other players they're considering represent such a sure thing that passing on the top QB makes any sense.
It would not be like picking Geno Smith over Warren Sapp. All the other guys have major question marks too. Go QB if you like the guy.
Who would take him at their current draft spot after us? Tennessee at 10, or Vikes at 23 / 25 would be the only credible landing spots, IMHO, and I honestly don't see either of those teams taking him. So unless someone picks him as a long term transition plan (e.g. Pittsburgh) he could easily be there for trading up to the bottom of round one for.
The nice thing is that there is then a knock on effect on all the other QB's ... so someone like Glennon / Nassib / Barkley could easily be there at our round 2 pick if we pass on Geno in round 1.
I'd pick Tyler Bray in the second, after OLB in first. Then Oline, TE, Oline again or S and then fill in the blanks after........
Last edited by aagarcia; 04-02-2013 at 04:22 PM.
no geno and no mantai is my wish