Jets Rumors & News

  • Josh McCown can’t envision getting benched

    New York Post "Jets coach Todd Bowles said last week he does not envision a scenario right now where he would bench quarterback Josh McCown for one of his younger backups. On Monday, McCown said he believes the same thing. “We’re both kind of on the same page with that, and there wasn’t a scenario where I..." November 21

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Jets’ non-tanking attitude has helped speed up their rebuild

    New York Post "As the Jets take pause to rest during their bye weekend, this is a good time for their fans to reflect on the first 10 weeks and be realistic about what they have witnessed. It’s hardly been perfect — 4-6 through 10 games and on the outside looking in regarding the playoff race. But to be fair,..." November 19

  • Jets' Kerley pulling 8-year-old son from youth football due to CTE concerns

    New York Daily News "Dae’shon Kerley is an eight-year-old dynamo on the football field, who makes the rest of the kids look like fools. He’s fast and elusive just like his old man, but a trouble that lies beneath the surface won’t be ignored by his family anymore. The potential risks for children playing tackle..." November 18

  • How Jets perform in the last six games could determine future of coach Todd Bowles

    Newsday "A discussion with any Jets player about Todd Bowles elicits a smile and positive vibes. These Jets support their coach, but how they play for him in the final six games of this season could determine his long-term future. “I think Todd has done a lot of good things,” Jets general manager..." November 18

  • Buster Skrine fined $48,620 for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "Jets cornerback Buster Skrine has been penalized more often than any other defensive player in the league this season and a penalty he picked up against the Buccaneers will be a costly one. Skrine was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Bucs wide receiver DeSean Jackson on an..." November 17

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Michael Vick set to complete final payment in bankruptcy case

    USA Today "Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick listed his mailing address in his 2008 bankruptcy filing as Leavenworth, the federal prison in Kansas where he was detained at the time. The bankruptcy filing -- which came a year after he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge related to running a..." November 16

  • Why is Christian Hackenberg Jets' No. 3 QB? 'This isn't Triple-A'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's an understandable request from a fan base desperate for signs of hope. At 4-6, the Jets are virtually eliminated from postseason contention. With a draft class on the horizon littered with quarterback talent, it's time to see if Christian Hackenberg can play. If he can? The Jets have their..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Jets DT Ed Stinson Reverts To I.R. After Clearing Waivers

    NFL Trade Rumors " The New York Jets officially placed DT Ed Stinson on injured reserve after clearing waivers on Monday. Stinson, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2014. He spent three years in Arizona before he was waiving coming out of the preseason and later signed by the Jets." November 14

  • Jets Have No Plans To Cave To Public Pressure — McCown To Remain Starter

    CBS New York "Josh McCown is still the man under center for Todd Bowles and the New York Jets. A day after his team dropped to 4-6 heading into its bye-week break, Bowles insisted he’s not considering making a quarterback change from the 38-year-old veteran to either Christian Hackenberg or Bryce..." November 14

  • Todd Bowles: We didn’t show up on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets offense spent the first nine weeks of the season generally outperforming the low expectations that people set for it heading into the season, but Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the Buccaneers provided a glimpse of what most people had in mind for the team this season. They didn’t get into the..." November 13

  • ‘I like the player’: One Jet impressing tough grader Bowles

    New York Post "Jets coach Todd Bowles is not one to throw around compliments, so when he does it is eye-opening. This week, Bowles praised tight end Eric Tomlinson, who has been a key part of the Jets’ offense this year, primarily as a blocker. Last week, he shifted to fullback on some plays and threw some..." November 12

  • Jermaine Kearse wants to see end to Thursday games

    Pro Football Talk "Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse watched Thursday night as his former teammate, Richard Sherman, ruptured his Achilles’ tendon. A week earlier, Kearse played in the Thursday night game when the Jets defeated the Bills. He doesn’t like it. Kearse wants the league to eliminate Thursday..." November 10

  • Jets Matt Forte ruled out vs. Bucs with swelling in surgically repaired knee

    New York Daily News "Running back Matt Forte has been ruled out of the Jets' game at the Buccaneers on Sunday because of swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. Forte said Friday he's played with swelling in the knee "for a while." But over last weekend, after Forte rushed for 77 yards on a season-high 14..." November 10

  • Jets cornerback: Penalty problem doesn’t ‘bother me’

    New York Post "Buster Skrine is tied for the second-most penalties in the NFL with eight accepted flags. But the Jets cornerback is not worried about it. “My whole career, I’ve had penalties,” Skrine said Wednesday. “So they don’t bother me. I do want to fix it, because it hurts the team. But I play..." November 09

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Jets GM in denial with Hackenberg problem looming

    New York Post "Christian Hackenberg is 25 games into his NFL career, but he has yet to play a snap. The Jets’ second-year quarterback is third on the depth chart. With Josh McCown playing well, Hackenberg could go his first two years in the league without playing at all. But don’t tell the man who drafted the..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Bowles Says Jets’ Dancing D Couldn’t Cut It On ‘Soul Train’

    CBS New York "The New York Jets’ dancing defense might have been a turf-cutting viral hit on social media. But Todd Bowles thinks the late Don Cornelius would not have been impressed by all those smooth moves. “Not one of them could’ve been a ‘Soul Train’ dancer,” the coach said with a chuckle Monday, “but..." November 08

  • Jets GM not ruling out Josh McCown returning in 2018

    Sportsnaut "The conventional logic around the 2017 New York Jets is that quarterback Josh McCown is a placeholder. In 2018, the team will turn to either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg, draft a quarterback, or sign a quarterback in free agency. But according to general manager Mike Maccagnan, that may..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Jets bring back Ed Stinson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets had a roster spot open up on Monday when the NFL suspended wide receiver Jeremy Kerley for four games and they filled it on Tuesday by bringing back a former member of the team. Defensive lineman Ed Stinson is back with the team a week after his first stint came to an end. Stinson was..." November 07

  • Jets WR Jeremy Kerley suspended four games for violating NFL’s PED policy

    Newsday "Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has been suspended without pay for the next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the league announced Monday. Kerley’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Jets’ active roster Dec 11." November 06

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick could be Buccaneers' starter against Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "You just knew the Football Gods would intervene, right? Somehow, someway, Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would be in the starting lineup for their Week 10 battle with the Jets. And guess what? It's happening. Maybe. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay's starter, injured his..." November 06

  • No escaping Jets new reality: Legitimate playoff contenders

    New York Post "Go ahead and daydream, Jets fans. Let yourself in. Go ahead and go … there. To borrow from former Colts coach Jim Mora’s memorable 2001 postgame visceral rant: “What’s that? Ah … playoffs? Don’t talk about … playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game. Another..." November 04

  • Darryl Roberts fined $24,309 for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts is celebrating a win over the Bills in Thursday night’s game, but the league’s reaction to a hit from last Sunday’s loss to the Falcons was less happy. Roberts was flagged for unnecessary roughness on an incomplete pass to Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson questionable for Thursday night

    Pro Football Talk "Neither cornerback Morris Claiborne nor defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was listed as a participant at any of the three Jets practices this week, but the team isn’t ruling them out of Thursday night’s game against the Bills. The Jets turned in their injury designations on Wednesday afternoon..." November 01

  • Josh McCown can lose his job and Todd Bowles’ in a hurry

    New York Post "The clock is ticking on Josh McCown. Another Jets season is on the brink of slipping away, which means that McCown’s grip on the starting quarterback job is slipping away with it. There will be calls for Todd Bowles to find out once and for all about Christian Hackenberg, and to a lesser..." November 01

  • Jets DL Steve McLendon on LeSean McCoy: ‘He’s not a superhero’

    New York Daily News "On the sixth snap of the Jets’ 2017 season, with the sun shining in Buffalo, Bills running back LeSean McCoy collected a screen pass from Tyrod Taylor near the right hashmarks. He cut to the inside at the line of scrimmage, sending linebacker Darron Lee to the turf, then swerved left as defensive..." November 01

  • Jets WR Jeremy Kerley expects to be suspended for violating NFL policy

    New York Daily News "Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley has told people that he expects to be suspended for violating league policy, the Daily News has learned. The length and start date remain unclear. The 3-5 Jets face the Bills at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.. Kerley, who signed a one-year deal after..." October 31

  • Jets waive Ed Stinson

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets needed a roster spot after trading with San Francisco for cornerback Rashard Robinson. To make room, the Jets announced they have waived defensive lineman Ed Stinson. The Cardinals made Stinson a fifth-round pick in 2014. He had 22 tackles in three seasons in Arizona. Arizona waived..." October 31

  • 49ers trade Rashard Robinson to Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers aren’t done making trades. A day after creating a huge splash by trading for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers have made a less noteworthy move by trading away cornerback Rashard Robinson. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Robinson is heading to the Jets. The 49ers took..." October 31

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Todd Bowles has strong statement about Jets’ QBs

    Larry Brown Sports "Todd Bowles is not interested in your suggestions that he should play Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty. The New York Jets head coach was asked after his team’s 25-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday whether he would consider giving his other QBs a look. Bowles gave a strong..." October 29

  • Matt Forte unloads on Jets offensive coordinator John Morton for abandoning the run in loss to Falcons

    New York Daily News "Matt Forte was blindsided by an odd coaching audible that helped the Jets crumble for a third consecutive week. You don't need to have an advanced degree in offensive play-calling to understand the best two-part strategy in inclement weather: 1) Run the damn ball, and 2) Run it some..." October 29

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins hopes his time with Jets is just beginning

    Newark Star-Ledger "It may not be on Austin Seferian-Jenkins' mind, but that doesn't mean he hasn't thought about it. He'll be a free agent come March. If he continues playing as he has, he'll be one of the more coveted prospects on the open market. Of course, that's assuming he gets there. If the Jets'..." October 29

  • How Josh McCown is rising from the ashes of game-deciding INT

    New York Post "The healing process for Josh McCown began the moment he stepped into the quiet of the visitor’s locker room in the bowels of Hard Rock Stadium moments after the Jets’ devastating 31-28 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. It was painful. McCown felt physically ill. He had just thrown a..." October 28

  • Time is coming for Jets to move on from Josh McCown to their young QBs

    New York Daily News "The final moments of most breakups often sound like this: It's not you. It's me. Oh, sure. Sometimes it really is them, but a clean getaway is often hard to pull off. So, self-blame is the strategically sound move. The Jets are nearing that moment with one of the most genuinely great people..." October 27

  • Darron Lee fined more than $45,000 for two infractions

    Pro Football Talk "Jets linebacker Darron Lee will be handing over more than $45,000 in fines for a pair of infractions during last Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Dolphins. PFT has confirmed that Lee has been fined $36,464 for roughing Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler in the first half of the game. Cutler would later..." October 27

  • How Jets' Demario Davis stood up to owners at NFL anthem protest meeting

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets had two veteran player representatives -- inside linebacker Demario Davis and left tackle Kelvin Beachum -- at the closed-doors meeting earlier this month between players and NFL owners, where the league-wide national anthem protests were discussed. And Davis had a prominent voice in..." October 27

  • Hackenberg’s impersonations are improving, but he’s still waiting

    New York Post "On Wednesday, Christian Hackenberg did his best Matt Ryan impression. Last week, it was Jay Cutler. The week before that was Tom Brady. This is life for the second-year Jets quarterback right now. He and Bryce Petty split duties as the scout-team quarterback in practice, giving the Jets..." October 26

  • The man behind Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins' transformation

    New York Daily News "Jimmie Johnson was talking to his newest pupil, but he might as well have been staring at the man in the mirror. The Jets tight end coach saw promise in the person in front of him. There was something inherently good there. Someone worth helping. Johnson’s message to Austin Seferian-Jenkins..." October 26

  • Rex Ryan: Sanchez was never a franchise quarterback, Geno didn’t help himself

    Pro Football Talk "ecently on his two quarterbacks during his six seasons as the Jets’ head coach, and he doesn’t sound like he has warm memories of either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith. Ryan told that he never thought, even when the Jets took Sanchez with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, that..." October 26

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