Rontez Miles, New York Jets
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The New York Jets revealed some new player jersey numbers, some restricted free agents signed and we’ve got an update on QBs in the draft.

Ninety-nine percent of New York Jets fans enjoy buying merch representing their team. One of the most exciting parts is when a new player is added to the mix and you make a capital investment—you buy their jersey.

Well, you can’t do that without knowing what jersey number your new favorite player is going to wear. For four of the team’s newest faces, the speculation is over.


You won’t have to try hard to get these digits, here they’re:

  • Trumaine Johnson: No. 22
  • Teddy Bridgewater: No. 2
  • Avery Williamson: No. 54
  • Cairo Santos: No. 8
  • Spencer Long: No. 61
  • Terrelle Pryor: No. 1
  • Neville Hewitt: No. 46
  • Charles Johnson: No. 88
  • Kevin Minter: No. 53
  • Andre Roberts: No. 14
  • Travis Swanson: No. 64

For those who don’t know, there are a few unwritten rules with jersey numbers. Certain positions are supposed to fall into a certain range. There’s a pet peeve here that I must address., First off, all linebackers should be in the 50’s or 90’s, that’s standard protocol.

I’m looking at you Neville Hewitt, No. 46 is a fullback’s number. Besides that, no one else is breaking any rules. I think my favorite choice out of the bunch is Pryor dusting off the good ole No. 1, he is trying to become the Jets No. 1 wide receiver. Irony at its finest, I suppose.

A few restricted free agents signed their tenders, so if you happened to have one of their jerseys, you’re in luck. Neal Sterling is an interesting guy as a raw tight end with potential. Long-time Jet Rontez Miles, who has made a name for himself as a preseason hero and long lost Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, also returns.

I’ll let you be the judge.

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The green and white were awarded Nick Rose on waivers from the LA Chargers. That’s like winning a consolation prize in the beauty pageant. But none the less provides some necessary competition at kicker after letting Chandler Catanzaro leave in free agency.

While let’s finish up this Jets Daily with some interesting quarterback nuggets. Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King had this to say about the Jets and their NFL Draft plans.

“My gut is Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield, or the much-studied Josh Rosen. I’d probably lean toward Mayfield if he’s there, and he likely will be.

The one thing we know about this draft is at least two quarterbacks are going in the top three. After that, anyone’s guess.”

NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright reported yesterday that Rosen is at the very bottom of the Jets’ wish list when it comes to QBs in the draft.

The only reason Sam Darnold is becoming a thing is that the Browns have either created the worst smokescreen in history or they’re having serious thoughts about taking Josh Allen with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. I’ll assume the latter.

Which means the Jets are desperately doing their homework on a quarterback they never thought had a chance of being available. Will this team ever learn?

General manager Mike Maccagnan has gone on record to say he never thought Leonard Williams would be there at six, he never thought Jamal Adams would be there at six, now he never thought Darnold would be available at No. 3 so he wasn’t going to bring him in for a visit? That’s stupid.

Despite the stupidity, it seems the Jets will still get to see their man on Tuesday with Darnold coming to the facilities, per NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. Don’t rule out a potential trade up if Darnold falls to No. 2 either.

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