JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jets owner Woody Johnson to raise money for Donald Trump

They've known each other for a long time. Jets owner Woody Johnson spoke to the New York Times about his decision to back Donald Trump for President. "He's going to be the nominee of the party," said Johnson, a GOP money man. "I've always supported the party, I think it's important that we do have unity. Maybe not the kind of unity we all understand...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Jets' Calvin Pryor says Geno Smith is talking more with teammates, which is important

Pryor explains why this is important. Watch video FLORHAM PARK -- Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor has recently noticed a welcomed change in quarterback Geno Smith. Pryor said Smith is doing a better job of reaching out to, and engaging with, his teammates around the team's facility.  This might seem like a small thing, compared...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Jets talked to Mike Holmgren before hiring Todd Bowles, per report

Interesting. Here's an interesting nugget from a conversation Newsday's Bob Glauber had with Jets owner Woody Johnson: The Jets, before hiring Todd Bowles last offseason, spoke to Mike Holmgren about their head coaching vacancy.  As you'll recall, Johnson last offseason was looking for a new general manager and coach. He hired Mike Maccagnan...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

After lost season, Jace Amaro expects to make plays for Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jace Amaro was aiming for a big breakout season a year ago. The New York Jets tight end was coming off an up-and-down rookie campaign and trying to establish himself in new coordinator Chan Gailey's offense. Instead, his stats line was completely empty - unless you count all the restless days he spent trying to stay patient while rehabilitating from a shoulder...
Via Associated Press
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Here’s why Hackenberg will be the team’s starting quarterback

One New York Jets quarterback will soon be inducted into a club that has accumulated two Super Bowl rings, three Pro Bowls, and a .500-plus winning percentage over the last six seasons. In that span, five quarterbacks have been taken that I refer to as the second rounders’: Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, Brock Osweiler, Derek Carr, and Jimmy Garoppolo. The second rounders’ all...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets Considered Hiring Mike Holmgren As Head Coach Last Year

Jets owner Woody Johnson mentioned that he previously considered hiring Mike Holmgren as the team’s head coach last year before he settled on Todd Bowles. “We were being as creative as we could, and we were looking for talent,” said Johnson, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Mike has a Super Bowl record, and we wanted to see what he thought about our process, how football had...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Holmgren turned down chance to coach the Jets

The New York Jets are coming off a surprising 10-win season under first-year head coach Todd Bowles. Despite missing out on the playoffs, it was a successful campaign for the previously downtrodden franchise. Though, it does appear that the Jets were extremely close to hiring a bigger name to be their head coach before ultimately deciding on Bowles. According to Bob Glauber of...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Sheldon Richardson drops a little weight

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is down from 320 pounds to 309 pounds, as he and the team agreed it would be best if he went into 2016 a little lighter. “Sheldon’s a good athlete,... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Podcast – New York Jets OTAs Edition

Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio discuss all the hot topics around New York Jets OTAs and answer your Jets questions submitted via Twitter. What is going on with the “Fitzpatrick Protest,” how will the offense evolve and improve in 2016 and who are under the radar players to watch out for this season? Make sure to swing by our Facebook Page at 9PM for a live Q&A! Subscribe...
Via Turn On The Jets
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Decker skipped Jets OTAs in protest

Eric Decker has missed the first two days of the New York Jets' OTAs apparently in protest. The New York Post's Brian Costello reports that Decker is sending a message to the Jets that he is not happy with the team playing hardball in negotiations with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who threw for a career-high 31 touchdowns last season, 12 of which went to Decker. Eric Decker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revis nursing March wrist surgery through OTAs

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is recovering from offseason wrist surgery, so he understandably is spending OTAs on the sideline. The surgery was done in March on his right wrist. He'll be... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Geno Smith not answering questions about Ryan Fitzpatrick

Geno Smith must be in heaven right now as the senior member of the New York Jets’ quarterback crew. With Ryan Fitzpatrick still embroiled in a contract dispute, Smith has an opportunity to get more reps in and develop some rapport with his teammates and coaches. It isn’t altogether surprising, therefore, that Smith got a bit testy when a reporter asked him what he thought about...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is 2016 a Make or Break Season for New York Jets’ Jace Amaro?

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro is entering his third NFL season after missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. Jace had an encouraging rookie season, but he was not drafted by the current regime and must prove to them he is worthy of a roster spot for this season and beyond. The Jets tight end position lacked production last season with a grand total of eight catches...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Jets need Ryan Fitzpatrick

Free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets have found themselves in a stalemate this offseason. The Jets acquired the journeyman last March from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2016 sixth round pick. Fitz joined the Jets for the final year of his current contract at the time. He helped lead New York to 10-6 second place finish in the AFC East. The Jets controlled...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL owners: Concussion issues need to be explained better

Facing a wave of criticism over concussions and long-term brain injuries, NFL owners are admitting they need to deliver a better, clearer message. Darin Grant of Pro Football Talk reports that owners believe the league isn’t doing a sufficient job in showing they’re serious about CTE. The NFL drew widespread criticism from congress when it was revealed that their concussion...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Leap Year Edition

The TOJ Roundtable is back. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter and to let us know your opinion down in the comment section below! What member of the New York Jets will take the biggest step forward next year? Joe Caporoso – Two players come to mind, one on offense and one on defense. Offensively, H-Back Quincy Enunwa should be poised for a bigger role and hopefully...
Via Turn On The Jets
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Jets update with Willie Colon

Former New York Jets guard Willie Colon hosts his annual charity golf outing for Lupus research.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick: I would still like to play for Jets

They’re taking their sweet time with it, but the interest between the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick remains mutual. Fitzpatrick told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that he’s still preparing for the season, and he hopes to join up with his Jets teammates once again. FA QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: It's been a process and the good thing about it is the discussions have been behind...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SNY Exclusive: Jets rookie Jordan Jenkins

New York Jets rookie LB Jordan Jenkins discusses his transition to the pros and his first practice with Gang Green.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: The best offense is defense

The New York Jets defense will be their saving grace for the upcoming season. They have some players returning, some weak-links released and not re-signed, and many young players with pressure on their shoulders. The Jets drafted Darron Lee out of Ohio State University with their first-round draft pick this year and he will be looked at to produce immediately. Middle-linebackers Demario...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Surprise Cut Edition

The TOJ Roundtable is back. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter and to let us know your opinion down in the comment section below! The biggest surprise cut for the New York Jets before week 1 will be… Joe Caporoso – It feels logical to look towards holdovers from the previous regime to answer this question. Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Dakota Dozier, Trevor Reilly...
Via Turn On The Jets
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets’ Bryce Petty measures offseason progress through playing Madden

New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty faces a crucial training camp as he fights for a roster spot that is suddenly in question. With the drafting of former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Petty suddenly finds himself at the bottom of the Jets pecking order. But the 2015 fourth-rounder is confident in the strides he’s made...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Smith receives vote of confidence from Chan Gailey

Geno Smith currently stands as the presumptive starting quarterback for the New York Jets, mostly as a result of the contract impasse hampering the team from bringing back last year’s starter, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Despite Smith’s spotty track record in the NFL on the field — not to mention some unfortunate incidents off of it — Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey offered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cromartie, wife welcomed twins on Mother's Day

Antonio Cromartie, in addition to being a Pro-Bowl caliber cornerback, apparently possesses child-bearing superpowers. The former All Pro welcomed a set of twins into the world Sunday, this despite having a vasectomy prior to conception. Cromartie is already well known for the amount of children he has fathered, so many that he infamously failed to recall all of their names in...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ESPN letting go of Cris Carter, Ray Lewis

It’s been an eventful day at ESPN. On Monday afternoon, the network announced that play-by-play man Mike Tirico is leaving for NBC Sports, and that Sean McDonough will be promoted as his replacement on Monday Night Football. Now, according to The Big Lead, there are reportedly more changes coming. Ray Lewis and Cris Carter, who provide analysis for the network’s NFL programs...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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