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With Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers both saying they ho IMOpe to make a decision sooner rather than later, all indications point to the QB carousel springing to life over the coming days.
I was speaking to a betting PR firm yesterday that shares odds and the Jets are now the odds-on favorite to sign Derek Carr, followed by the Panthers and then the Saints.
The Raiders are odds-on favorites to sign Aaron Rodgers ahead of the Jets, but the best price you’ll get on Rodgers is for him to stay in Green Bay.
They always say the betting firms always know first, in this case, I certainly hope that is true.
🧀 Aaron Rodgers resurfaced and said he wanted to make a decision sooner or later. He then said, “All the answers are right inside me, and I touched many of them -- and definitely the feelings -- on both sides during the darkness.” - If the Jets do trade for him, which I don’t want, it’s going to be very interesting covering his press conferences next year. And by interesting, I mean awful.
🚘 Derek Carr met with the Saints and Panthers on Tuesday and met with the Jets on Wednesday. Owner Woody Johnson and General Manager Joe Douglas were in attendance and if I were the Jets, I would have conference called Robert Saleh as well. According to multiple reports and everyone I’ve spoken to, they really hit it off.
🚔 The Athens-Clarke County Police department secured an arrest warrant for NFL prospect Jalen Carter stemming from his alleged involvement in a crash that killed a teammate and staffer on January 15th. The warrant for his arrest is for reckless driving and racing. Carter was at the combine on Tuesday meeting with teams. He is a top-5 talent and was the potential #1 pick in the draft if the Bears kept the pick (they won’t).
🚨 Baltimore Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said that the team '‘continues to be optimistic’ about a contract extension for star QB Lamar Jackson. Which is exactly what you would expect him to say.
Yesterday the NFL players association released their team report cards.
“1,300 of our players provided information to share with one another about their current club, to not only help them make important career decisions, but also help raise standards across the league. Our goals were to highlight positive clubs, identify areas that could use improvement, and highlight best practices and standards.”
It was also designed to help pending free agents make a decision about their next club, as outlined in the below passage:
“During the last two years, the board of representatives has discussed ways to improve the information available to free agents making decisions about their prospective clubs and decided to pursue the development of “club report cards” that, while not a scientific survey, would report the quantitative and qualitative opinions of NFL players about their respective clubs”
While the Jets weren’t the worst team in the league, they did come in below average, ranking 19th out of 32. Below is the statement on the Jets and an outline of their grades in specific areas:
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