PHOENIX — There was some thought that the Jets ought to pivot to Lamar Jackson if issues don’t work out with Aaron Rodgers or to place a scare into the Packers to make one thing occur.
Jets common supervisor Joe Douglas put an finish to that dialogue on Monday on the league conferences.
“Initially, Lamar Jackson is a incredible participant,” Douglas mentioned. “However the place we stand is it will be disingenuous and working, negotiating in dangerous religion if we went down the trail. Proper now, we’ve got our plan, we’ve got our course of and we’re sticking to that.”
The Jets’ plan in fact is to commerce for Rodgers. With out saying particularly that’s the plan, Douglas mentioned the Jets should not transferring away from Plan A but.
“We’re staying on our path that we’re on proper now,” Douglas mentioned. “We’re by no means going to function in dangerous religion.”
The Ravens utilized the franchise tag to Jackson, which means groups are free to barter with him.
On Monday, Jackson revealed he has requested for a commerce.
If he does swap groups, don’t rely on the Jets being the place he lands.
Jets coach Robert Saleh confirmed that Zach Wilson would be the workforce’s backup quarterback this season.
“He’s our No. 2,” Saleh mentioned. “I actually nonetheless assume Zach has a future on this league to be a very good quarterback. He has the work ethic. He has the mindset. He’s coming in right here to assault it. We’re relying on him to be a fixture right here for some time.”
Douglas commented on final week’s commerce of WR Elijah Moore to the Browns. The Jets despatched Moore and a third-round decide to Cleveland for the Browns’ second-round decide.
“That was a tricky determination as a result of clearly Elijah is a very good participant and a younger participant and on a cap-friendly deal,” Douglas mentioned. “I feel it was only a scenario that got here up the place we had a flood of calls, nothing actually critical. Cleveland was aggressive of their pursuit. Finally, we felt like this was a chance to convey worth that we wanted again to the workforce and again to the draft whereas additionally giving Elijah a fantastic alternative in Cleveland.”
Douglas offered a small replace on the place issues stand with a contract extension for DT Quinnen Williams.
“There’s been just a few conversations since I final spoke to you guys on the mix,” Douglas mentioned. “I might say we’re in a constructive place there. No precise timeline for when that’s going to get accomplished however I’ve had good conversations with [agent] Nicole [Lynn] and nonetheless really feel like that’s in a constructive place.”