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Kwon & Cook
Welcome to the weekend Jets fans. I will keep the newsletter short and sweet today as I have some family arriving from New Zealand, and this really is the quiet before the storm.
Next week we will have a little break as yours truly is celebrating his birthday and spending quality time with the family before football season (NFL and European) consumes me until next May.
We’ll still have some newsletters next week, but they won’t be daily. Then, from the 17th we’ll be full-go as that’s report week for camp and I’m hoping we’ll have a Quinnen Williams contract to talk about.
According to Albert Breer, there is a ‘good chance’ that Cook becomes a Jet, this was also backed up by some tweets that Cook liked.
We've been through this a few times and I’m still undecided on Cook. The advanced metrics on RB decline indicate it would be a poor signing, but I don’t think you can judge a signing until you see the contract numbers.
If Cook comes in on a $10 million contract then that’s a questionable decision. If Joe Douglas gets him on a $5 million contract, or around that number, then I think I can get on board.
We can look at all the advanced numbers we like, the simple fact is he is coming off four consecutive 1000-yard seasons and that doesn’t happen by accident.
Has he lost a step or two? Sure. Can he still do a job for the Jets while Breece Hall returns from his ACL injury? Absolutely.
The Jets don’t want to rush Breece back and risk him sustaining another serious injury. They see Breece as the bell cow for the next 5 years, and it would be smart to ease him back in.
I don’t think Breece will get over 10 touches in a game for the first month of the season.
I tweeted a workout video of Kwon Alexader yesterday which he kindly shared on his Twitter, the man is looking fast.
I’m still absolutely convinced that the Jets will get a deal done, the more research you do into his performance last year, the more you realise how important he was to the team’s success.
I shared this graph yesterday, but I think it’s worth sharing again today, which shows that Kwon was an impact player when on the field and the Jet’s defence as a whole performed at a higher standard when he was in.
I have been trying to dig up some information on the status of any potential deal, but everyone (on both sides) is staying quiet.
My read is that the Jets have a number and Rosenhaus Sports (his reps) have that number to hand. They probably think they can get a little more if an injury was to occur in camp, so they’re just holding out for now.
Although you want every single player to be in camp from day one, you feel more comfortable adding someone like Kwon down the line due to him knowing the defence.
My guess? This deal gets done around the 2nd week of training camp.
I realised I forgot to add my Friday music last week, and I’m sure you were all absolutely devastated about that.
This week I’m changing genres again and hitting a bit of country.
Have a great weekend everyone. Only one more week and then it’s training camp.