The new league year is still five days away and the New York Jets have already washed their hands of roughly $46 million in cap space in the form of offloaded aging veterans: Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis, Brandon Marshall, Ryan Clady, Breno Giacomini, Nick Folk and Erin Henderson.
But Gang Green’s unorthodox offseason won’t stop at notable cuts. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told reporters on Friday that the team will be shopping every one of its draft picks as well, including the sixth selection.
“Every draft I’ve been in I’ve always wanted to acquire more picks,” Maccagnan explained. “I think the one thing for ourselves, we’d like to move back and acquire more picks in this draft if possible.
“It’s really not that big of a deal,” he told NFL Network. “I mean, if you call me Mitch, that’s alright. I did it for my mom, because she calls me Mitchell. So she’s like, ‘I want people to start calling you Mitchell.’ So I said something yesterday and now people are blowing it out of proportion. But I’ll do that for my mom.”
Finally, the mystery is over. For the record, I liked these explanations better:
Anyway, onto the stuff that actually mattered. On Saturday, Trubisky was impressive when he took the field to throw and run. CBS Sports’ Rob Rang has more:
Trubisky, the top-rated quarterback on NFLDraftScout.com’s board, threw the ball well, showing the efficient set-up and delivery, smooth throwing stroke and accuracy that belies his 13 career starts. Before throwing, Trubisky also showed off his exceptional athleticism, officially clocking in at 4.67 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which perhaps appropriately enough was one hundredth of a second behind Watson’s best time.
Browns coach Hue Jackson was also impressed. That’s important given the Browns hold the first pick in this year’s draft and are also lacking a franchise quarterback.