Jets Notes: Mosley, Bell, Flacco

Jets safety Jamal Adams remains a trade candidate, but count linebacker C.J. Mosley as a high-profile member of the defense that wants Adams to stick around.

“[Trading Adams] would be a crazy move,” Mosley said (via Rich Cimini of “First of all, he’s one of the leaders on the team. … To have that presence in the secondary, a guy that can make plays in the passing game and also plays in the backfield — in the box — that’s always exciting.” 

Mosley himself — who played in just two games in his first year with Gang Green after signing a massive free agent contract last offseason — said he feels great and expects to be at full health for training camp (assuming there is a training camp, of course).

Now let’s take a look at a few more Jets-related items:

  • Another big-name player who looks like a trade candidate is running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell disappointed in his first season with the Jets, and many believe he will be released after the 2020 campaign, which would allow the club to realize a significant cap savings with a fairly minimal dead money charge. But if the Jets look like non-contenders at the trade deadline, Ralph Vacchiano of expects them to put Bell on the trade block in the hopes of recouping some sort of draft compensation for him.
  • The Jets addressed one of their biggest needs in the first round of the draft by adding massive Louisville LT Mekhi Becton. Becton may be more raw than some of his fellow LT prospects, but he also has a tremendously high ceiling, and he could be protecting Sam Darnold‘s blind side right away. However, free agent acquisition George Fant hopes to fill that role in 2020. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Fant wants to play on the left side, though the former Seahawk also indicated he is willing to play RT if necessary (Twitter link). “Right now I’m just ready for an opportunity,” Fant said.
  • GM Joe Douglas signed WR Breshad Perriman in free agency and added a high-upside receiving prospect in Denzel Mims in the draft, but Brian Costello of the New York Post believes the Jets could look into re-signing Demaryius Thomas. Thomas, 32, wants to continue his playing career, and though he is nowhere close to the player he once was, he proved himself to be a strong locker room presence in 2019 and could be a good mentor for Mims.
  • Veteran QB Joe Flacco may not be recovered from his neck surgery until late August or mid-September, but Cimini believes he would be a good fit for the Jets. In the same piece linked above, the ESPN scribe says New York must add a veteran backup for Darnold, and Douglas — who championed Flacco as a member of the Ravens’ staff in 2008 — could take a look at the former Super Bowl MVP.
  • Betty Wold Johnson, the mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson, has passed away at the age of 99, as Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk writes. Though Betty Johnson did not have a formal role with the team, she was considered the club matriarch and was beloved by players and execs.
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      • Ak185

        He’s not great at this point, but as a backup is more than capable. He proved in Baltimore and Denver that he is a good veteran presence for a young QB as well. Maybe Flacco is the answer as a backup or maybe he isn’t, but he’ll certainly be a better mentor to a young QB than Adam Gase, who is currently the only voice for James Morgan and Sam Darnold.

        • bradthebluefish

          Adam Gase is good, but Sam Darnold certainly needs to hear the same info from a firsthand source (I.e. backup QB).

        • JetsfanQ

          Lord please dont bring flasco the guy is terrible , il gladly take matt moore over him…he still makes the same mistakes in his career now that hes made in his rookie season luckily he had the mile high miracle where broncos safety otherwise he wouldnt of won that superbowl…please stop bringing in ex ravens players to our team leave it at mosley

          • Ak185

            You just named Matt Moore, widely regarded as a quality backup, in your rant against Flacco. Like it or not, Flacco is better than most backups on the market and while not an elite talent, has had a decent career as a QB. I’m certainly a Flacco fan nor a Ravens or Jets fan but this post is a bit extreme.

            • JetsfanQ

              Flaaco is not even medically cleared to play for the upcoming season right now…we dont need to take a chance with that type of baggage take matt moore in 2020 as a backup over flaaco whose in pieces no thank u

    • joeyrocafella

      I bet you’d rather have Flacco right now than that no-nmaed bum Stidham.

  1. acarneglia

    The Jets receiving corps certainly won’t light the league on fire, but it’s a quietly solid group if they can stay healthy.

  2. JJB0811

    Does the Jets HC like any good players? He traded a ton out of both Miami and, possibly, the Jets. Must be the ‘if we don’t have good players, then we can’t be expected to win’ approach.

    Bell is a good back, run him. Adams is a good safety, pay him. Not that hard to figure out.

    • hOsEbEeLiOn

      Pass on paying Adams. Trade him.

      Jets have a lot of holes to fill. Need to find stability from coaches and front office.

      First thing is they need to get rid of Adam Gase. Dude is a cancer. I’d vote trying to get Dabo Swinney or Lincoln Riley to jump up to the pros. Or Eric Bienemy the OC from the chiefs. Andy Reid has put together a pretty decent coaching tree.

      Second. Bring in some young minds for OC and DC. My vote would be Kendal Briles for OC and DC would be Jim Leonhard. Young college coaches but they’ve had a lot of unheralded success. Plus Leonhard use to play for the Jets and put together a pretty decent NFL career.

      • Ak185

        I disagree about passing on Adams, but otherwise find that opinion rather convincing. I doubt Swinney would leave however and Riley seems to be waiting for a plush coaching job (read: an easy one on a contender) to tempt him out of Oklahoma, but the idea isn’t off. I agree that Bienemy looks to be a good fit.

        By Jim Leonard, you are referring to the safety, correct? Would be interesting to see how he does at the NFL level as a coordinator. Anything with Gase out would be a step in the proper direction.

      • dynasty in boston

        Success in college doesn’t always translate to pros. Spurrier and Saban flopped on pro level

        • hOsEbEeLiOn

          Sure. And success as a pro doesn’t always guarantee success as a pro. Todd Haley Ken Wisenhunt Norv Turner Josh McDaniels Cam Cameron for instance were amazing offensive coordinators and horrible head coaches.

          But that shouldn’t stop you from searching far and wide for a capable HC.

          Dabo Swinney is a likeable guy and just so happens to have produced Watson and Trevor Lawrence. Lincoln Riley has produced Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Even made Jalen Hurts look capable.

          Both programs have produced some very productive pros esp on offense.

          You have a young QB in Darnold who could benefit from someone like the ones I mentioned.

      • JetsfanQ

        Alotta holes to fill ? Work on recieving core & corners & the team will be fine …keep adams is a no brainer, whatever we trade him for its no telling the garbage we may get back…

  3. Eatdust666

    Obviously no guarantees, but unless if Darnold and co. falls flat on their faces again, they should be better than 2nd to last in the NFL in points scored.

  4. Simmons>Russ

    I think everyone here in under rating the Jets.
    Last year they had a terrible o line, Bell had just joined the team and didn’t fit/play very well, Mosley missed a lot of games and Sam Darnold missed games with mono and they still managed to go 7-9.

    This offseason their o line has improved a lot with Becton in the draft. Fant, McGovern, Van Roten and Alex Lewis. Once they figure out who their best players are they will have a solid line to protect Darnold.

    LeVeon Bell didn’t have a great year last year after sitting out a year he will be more coming into the season more ready and prepared and will have a better season. Darnold just won’t get mono again meaning he won’t miss games.
    Plus in their division the Pats got considerably weaker after losing Brady, Gronk and a few good defenders.

    I think the Jets will improve their record to 9-7 which might almost be good enough for the playoffs. I definitely wouldn’t trade Adams, he’s young and he’s one of the best safety’s in the game and continue to improve. If they wanted to cement themselves as a playoff team I would be looking at possibly trading for Yannick Ngakoure or David Njoku.

      • Simmons>Russ

        They went 7-9 with a terrible o line, their starting QB missed games, Bell had come into the year after missing a whole year, Mosley was injured and missed heaps of games.

        This year the Pats in their division got worse, they have upgrade the o line a bunch, Bell is coming in ready, Darnold isn’t going to get mono again and Mosley hopefully doesn’t get injured and miss most the year again.

        They will definitely improve

        • wagner13

          The AFC is wide open, so I could see the Jets making a playoff push. Darnold will only improve with experience and a superior offensive line. Hopefully Gase doesn’t ruin everything

  5. crosseyedlemon

    What kind of pain killers allow you to live to the age of 99 as a Jets fan?

    • Ak185

      They used to give it to Lions fans, but it just wasn’t strong enough.

      (Seriously though no offense to either fan base y’all deserve better)

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