Jets Mailbag: Baker Mayfield, Sheldon Richardson Reunion And Extra

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The most recent version of the Jets Mailbag options Gang Inexperienced’s assembly with Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, a Sheldon Richardson reunion, Vince McMahon’s probabilities at being the subsequent NFL commissioner and way more.

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Has Maccagnan interviewed Mayfield but? I might like to see Macc break his predictable draft sample and have the heart to draft Baker. — @JetsMetsSouth

The Baker Mayfield debate is fascinating. He’s simply probably the most polarizing high-profile draft prospect, a dynamic faculty participant trailed by truthful questions on his capacity to excel on the subsequent degree. A bit of green-and-white birdie advised me that Jets had been impressed with Mayfield after they met with the Heisman Trophy winner on Thursday morning in Cellular, Ala. It’s an excellent preliminary technique to be taught extra in regards to the participant. That’s actually the worth of Senior Bowl week. I don’t put an excessive amount of inventory into the follow performances — particularly for quarterbacks working with an unfamiliar set of cross catchers — however I believe groups can acquire essential and invaluable data by sitting down and speaking with gamers. The formal interview periods on the Scouting Mix subsequent month resemble a speed-dating set-up, so it’s sensible enterprise to get a bounce on participant interviews in Cellular.

It’s probably not about whether or not Mike Maccagnan may have the heart to draft Mayfield. It’s extra about whether or not the Jets mind belief believes that this participant is value investing a premium decide to be the face of the franchise. There’s much more background work that must be performed. Let’s see how free company shakes out first too. Both method, I do know this: The Jets can be extraordinarily thorough with proceed to fill their most essential want.

If Sheldon Richardson comes again to the Jets within the offseason, does Maccagnan develop into the Government of the 12 months? — @Valleyman12

It might be fairly the coup if Maccagnan introduced Richardson again seven months after buying and selling him to Seattle for a second-round decide (and Jermaine Kearse). The Seahawks had been happy with Richardson’s capacity to disrupt the quarterback even when his statistics didn’t bounce off the web page. He received sign callers off their spot, which issues. He didn’t get residence almost sufficient as anybody would love (one sack), however Seattle desires to re-sign the approaching free agent. Richardson desires to check the market to gauge his true worth. He additionally nonetheless has a comfortable spot for the Jets, who would welcome him again if the funds make sense, as I reported earlier this season.

With the anticipated promotion of Jeremy Bates to OC, which of the QB prospects could be greatest served by being developed underneath his, and the QB coach that will get employed, tutelage? Does his promotion probably sign the next confidence within the Entrance Workplace to draft a QB within the 1st spherical? — @JimmyShnoogen

At the beginning, Bates is an excellent offensive thoughts. He might need fallen off the radar throughout his four-year hiatus from soccer, however NFL insiders know that this man is a artistic schemer. It didn’t take lengthy for individuals on One Jets Drive to comprehend that Bates was their greatest offensive thoughts. He was concerned within the weekly game-planning final season. If he will get the requisite items this offseason, the Jets may have a enjoyable and extremely efficient offense. In fact, all of it begins with the quarterback. The entire typical sign caller suspects within the draft would profit from his tutelage. The highest possibility, nonetheless, ought to be to go after (probably) free agent Kirk Cousins, who would thrive within the Jets scheme. If the Jets don’t finally land Cousins or a plug-and-play veteran difference-maker in free company, Gang Inexperienced will draft a quarterback within the first spherical (with Josh McCown because the bridge).

The Jets’ curiosity in former Lions quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan got here to mild this week, however of us on One Jets Drive imagine that he’ll land in Tennessee or elsewhere. Don’t rule out the likelihood that Bates would deal with the play-calling and quarterback coach tasks with assist from his assistant quarterbacks coach.

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Inform me why Josh Allen received’t simply add a second Hack to the roster? — @ShenE914

There are truthful issues about Allen’s comparatively low-completion proportion in faculty very like Christian Hackenberg, however Allen is thought to be a greater professional prospect. Allen and Hackenberg have a slim likelihood of being NFL teammates this fall.

With Forte’s time as a Jet over and Powell not seen as a full-time starter, what free-agent RBs may very well be introduced in as potential starters (assuming Bell is off limits)? McKinnon? Hyde? — @ganggreen82

Carlos Hyde could be a high quality addition, however I don’t know if the Jets would pony up the loot wanted to signal him.

Who within the Jets entrance workplace believes Josh Allen is a greater prospect than Lamar Jackson and the way does that individual nonetheless have a job? — @Golden_Stick

Allen is thought to be simply the higher professional quarterback prospect throughout the league. Lamar Jackson received’t be the reply… for any crew.

What’s your ideas on buying and selling for Alex Smith perhaps a second rounder and drafting a QB at 6 to take a seat behind him? — @Jamesnapoleon15

It’s an fascinating plan if the Jets quit a fourth-rounder for Smith. I’d even take into account a third-rounder. A second-rounder for a 34-year-old quarterback with just one yr left on his contract? No thanks.

If followers embrace the refurbished XFL and it is fan-friendly options… any likelihood the NFL adopts related guidelines? Odds that Vince McMahon turns into the subsequent NFL commissioner? — @ganggreen82

A second query from @GangGreen82, as a result of I adore it.

I believe XFL will finally fail like the unique model, however I’m certain the NFL will elevate sure parts identical to they did the primary time round. Bear in mind the cool, modern XFL digicam angles? Effectively, the NFL copied a few of that (apart from the cameraman really being on the sector throughout performs). Bear in mind, the mic’d up sideline stuff? Effectively, the NFL has used a few of that too (for a later reveal by way of NFL properties).

McMahon is a artistic, cutting-edge thoughts. He’s a terrific promoter, so I definitely imagine that he’ll have some new concepts that the NFL will steal in some unspecified time in the future. Nevertheless it received’t be an excellent product as a result of this league merely received’t be capable to lure the very best expertise. In the end, nice soccer sells. The XFL received’t have nice soccer.

Oh, and one thing tells me that the 32 NFL homeowners wouldn’t log out on McMahon being the commissioner after Roger Goodell’s contract expires after the 2023 season.

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