I'd be on the phone with the Eagles seeing what they'd want for Foles.. If that's too much, I look into Kolb. Both guys have had success under Mornhenwieg and would provide an alternative in case they dont think Geno is ready.
Kolb? They could have signed him 2 months ago. Now you want to trade a pick for him and take on his contract:
The team didn't announce terms of the deal, but league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter late last month when Kolb agreed to sign that the quarterback received a two-year contract worth a maximum of $13 million.
Well as much as this throws a wrench in the plans of the up coming season, there are some positives.
The first and most important is the timing of this, before even OTA's start which allow the Jets a certain amount of flexibility on the decisions they will have to make.
Allowing whom ever they bring in the time to make the adjustment and form the bonds need to lead the team if he can win the starters job.
Now having said that, we really need to find a solid veteran to push both the young kids, Smith & McElroy. It is still my belief that Mark needs to be moved before the start of the season.
So best case for the Jets is to find a
QB who has played in MM system and could come in fully prepared to challenge and start from day one. If it means we have to give up a third or better four rounder next year so be it. No, I don't like it either but "stuff " happens. Again for the Jets, having this happen early allows them to make the best deal for hopefully a solid veteran at a reasonable price.
The last thing we need is some bum who is going to just take a roster spot and not be able to challenge these guys, ie, Burnell.
As others have said this will be a huge test of how our new GM works on the fly. My personal hope is they don't throw Geno to the wolves and bring in someone who allow us to move Mark and still hold Geno out to learn and can start and be effective and win games for the Jets this season, not asking for much am I, LOL
I wanted him to come back, It is a shame when good guys who are good players get their career cut short. I think the jets should look around and just pick someone to help mentor Smith. Maybe Charlie Batch?
The really amazing and the only good part of this news is that it came as a complete surprise nobody knew, the Bills DC would have spilled the beans and destroyed the draft, probably forcing the Jets to reach for a QB...
Thank you David Garrard for being a class act and not letting this out before the draft - you may go in peace
nice work Korn/Ferry on the GM selection process
Thank you John Idzik, Jr. for the best offseason in years