NFL Mailbags: Jets, Cowboys, Eagles

It’s Saturday morning, and that means’s NFL writers are opening their mailbags and answering questions from readers. Let’s take a look at some of the notable answers, including a cameo by Dave Zangaro of

  • Rich Cimini believes the Jets should explore the trade market for Sheldon Richardson, if only to “gauge the market.” The defensive tackle is expected to be hit with a lengthy punishment for a personal-conduct violation, and he’s also set to become a free agent following the 2017 season (assuming the Jets pick up his fifth-year option).
  • Meanwhile, Cimini expects Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Leonard Williams to all be back with the Jets next season. However, he could envision the team parting ways with nose tackle Damon Harrison.
  • The Cowboys may want to start rethinking their strategy of signing veterans for their backup quarterback role, writes Todd Archer. Matt Cassell and Brandon Weeden have combined to go 0-7 this season, and the writer is confident a first-year player could still succeed (or at least gain some invaluable experience) by playing behind Dallas’ intimidating offensive line.
  • While the Cowboys coaches should be held accountable for the lost season, Archer believes a good portion of the staff will return, including Jason Garrett, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
  • Zangaro anticipates the Eagles pursuing a young quarterback this offseason who better meshes with coach Chip Kelly‘s offensive system. Still, the writer believes it’s worth having at least one of Mark Sanchez or Sam Bradford on the roster, regardless of the changes.
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  1. Rob DiRe

    It would be a shame if the Jets couldn’t bring back the whole defensive line, considering how young they are and how much the identity of the team comes from Wilkerson and Richardson. However, Richardson brought this on himself with his off-the-field issues.

    It wouldn’t be crazy if they tried to see what they could get in return for him, but I doubt any Jets fan would be happy to see him moved. They should at least be happy that Cimini believes Wilkerson will be back. As happy as everyone is that Revis is back, Wilkerson is just as important to the defense.

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