The New York Jets do in fact have other needs to fill on the roster. Plus a lot of people are trying to stop Kirk Cousins to the green and white.
Of course, we have to start the conversation with the quarterback position because it is the most prominent in all of football. That’s especially true with the New York Jets.
Vegas seems to be a fan of Kirk Cousins to the Jets, according to the latest Bovada news.
Kirk Cousins' odds, per @BovadaLV
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 19, 2018
But not everyone is a fan of the Cousins — Jets marriage. That includes radio and tv personality Colin Cowherd who said: “If I was Cousins, I wouldn’t go to the Jets.” Here was his argument:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 20, 2018
Are the Jets a stable franchise? No, they are not, but why would Cousins let history dictate his future? Carve your own path. There’s familiarity, you’ll become the highest paid player in history and Cousins has a real opportunity in a weakened AFC conference.
I also have to say that the Brett Favre argument is the absolute weak sauce. In the infamous words of Mel Kiper, “stats are for losers.” On the surface, when you take his Jets season (22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions) and then compare it against one year later with a new team (Minnesota Vikings), Favre has a career year with 34 touchdowns and seven interceptions and it suddenly it looks like a Jets issue.
But if you dig beyond the headline and actually analyze the situation, Favre suffered a torn biceps in the middle of the season and kept the news to himself and thus the Jets finished 1-4 down the stretch going from 8-3 Super Bowl contender to 9-7 and missing the postseason. Here, I’ve got a new moniker to adhere to, “stats without context are for losers.”
While the Jets need to fill the gaping dark hole at quarterback, they could also use some help in other areas, here’s some more information via the Jets official Twitter account:
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 21, 2018
Matt Miller said that Saquon Barkley is ‘the best running back he’s ever evaluated’. That would make a ton of sense if he falls to six, it has happened two years in a row, could we see the Jets get the luck of the Irish again?
Bradley Chubb makes a lot of sense, but is he going to fall to six? I love Quenton Nelson and he should 100 percent be there, not based off of talent, but because of the value of guards. If this draft was on pure talent, Nelson could be the No. 1 pick, but teams overthink things and arrange guys on other metrics.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- Why Jets should pay “whatever it takes” to land Kirk Cousins (Joe Giglio of NJ.com).
- First Draft: The crew talks about Jets draft strategy (Mel Kiper and Todd McShay of ESPN Radio).
- 7 offers for Cousins and which one he should take (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York).