New York Jets Rumors: Free agent quarterback Robert Griffi III is reportedly intrigued with joining Gang Green.
New York Jets rumors have been relatively quiet despite free agency beginning. The Jets did most of their heavy lifting already in the form of releasing players. The Jets salary cap situation isn’t great, and they are not an ideal landing spot for free agents. With their chances of winning slim, the Jets will find it difficult to land established talent.
If the Jets are going to make any moves it will probably come on the secondary market. There they can find reclamation projects and players looking to prove something; maybe an early round pick believed to be a bust, or a younger player just looking for a chance to play. Or, the Jets can sign some players once other teams spend their money and be there to pick up the scraps.
With the plan that the Jets have in place spending in free agency is unlikely. They need to add younger players to help build a foundation; that is tough to do unless you are willing to overspend in free agency.
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The Jets have plenty of needs this offseason, all of which will not be answered in free agency. One position that they are likely to address at some point before the draft is quarterback.
The Jets reportedly had interest in Mike Glennon and Brian Hoyer earlier on, but both landed deals elsewhere; Glennon with the Chicago Bears and Hoyer with the San Francisco 49ers. The Jets will have to look elsewhere for a quarterback, but there is one player that could call them.
According to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Robert Griffin III is interested in playing for the Jets. Hughes points out that it is unclear at this time if Griffin has any interest in the Jets, but Griffin is intrigued by the idea of joining them.
Griffin visited the Jets last season when he was a free agent before signing with the Cleveland Browns. A person said that Griffin enjoyed his visit with the Jets last season and would be up for a return this time around.
It should be no surprise that Griffin would want to play with the Jets. There aren’t many teams in the NFL he would have a legitimate shot at starting with, but the Jets would give him that chance.
Thus far the Jets have also been tied to the recently released Jay Cutler and Trevor Siemian of the Denver Broncos. The Siemian interest is tied to what happens with Tony Romo; Cutler could be signed as another veteran stop gate to fill the quarterback void until a franchise quarterback can be found.
None of the options are really inspiring, but the Jets need to bring someone in. Another option could be bringing Geno Smith back to compete for the job. Whatever the Jets decide to do, the quarterback position looks like it will be a problem once again in 2017.