ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced on Sunday:
“The New York Jets‘ search for answers on offense will extend into the offseason, when they likely will revisit the opportunity to acquire a player they have had their eyes on since last summer,” Schefter wrote for ESPN.com on Sunday. “The Jets inquired about reuniting Las Vegas Raiders Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams with Aaron Rodgers before last month’s trade deadline, only to be quickly rebuffed. But the Jets might not be willing to take no for an answer, as sources around the NFL expect that New York will pursue Adams again this offseason.”
However, the Jets had a big game in Buffalo yesterday. Shouldn’t offseason plans should be on the back burner at this stage of the season?
As philosopher Stephen Covey once famously said: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
And “the main thing” for the Jets yesterday was to try and beat the Bills to get to 5-5 and stay in the playoff picture.
Schefter did nothing wrong here. He was just doing his job.
But the leakers didn’t do the Jets (or Raiders) any favors here, talking about the future of a star receiver, who is under contract with Las Vegas until 2026. Both teams had big games on Sunday.
And if you are Garrett Wilson, the Jets’ current #1 receiver and a potential star, and you read the team the morning of a big game, the team intended to pursue another #1 receiver in the off-season, how would you feel?
This was an unnecessary distraction.
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