Can the Jets pair one former Broncos star receiver with another this offseason? It’s hard to say how things will play out, but Eric Decker is giving it a try by recruiting former teammate Demaryius Thomas. “I’ve been pushing for the entire year now,” Decker said on Friday. Of course, Thomas might not even reach the open market, but it’s a tantalizing possibility for the Jets who are years removed from having a strong receiving core with multiple stars. Here’s the latest on Gang Green..
- Jets owner Woody Johnson said that the staff will be at the team’s headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey on Tuesday, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post (on Twitter). At that point, he says, the scouts and front office executives will start laying out the plan for the offseason then.
- At that point, Johnson says the Jets will discuss Muhammad Wilkerson‘s contract situation (link). Gang Green will also consider all of their options at quarterback and every other position on the field. Wilkerson has been pushing for a long-term deal for some time now, but he claims that he’s staying patient through the ongoing process. Recently, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com wrote that it would be surprising to see the Temple product play out his fifth-year option.
- Jets quarterback Geno Smith is looking forward to getting back to work and he hopes that wide receiver Percy Harvin will be there to join him, as Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com writes. “I would love for Percy to come back,” Smith told reporters. “Obviously, I can’t make that decision, but in my short time with him, he’s been a great teammate. He’s obviously a dynamic player and I’d love to see what he can do in this new offense.” Harvin is under contract through 2018, but his (non-guaranteed) salary of $10.5MM could prove to be too much for the Jets. If the Jets keep him, they’ll also have to forfeit a fourth-round pick rather than a sixth-round choice.
- Coach Todd Bowles still isn’t tipping his hand on the quarterback situation, as Cimini writes. “We haven’t even gotten that far,” he said. “It’s early in the stages. I’m pretty sure a lot of decisions will be made, coming in the near future.”