Yesterday was no ordinary Wednesday for New York Jets news. It was reported that the Jets are expected to sign Brady Quinn and word also surfaced that the San Francisco 49ers may be looking to unload some of their 2013 NFL Draft picks in an effort to complete a Darrelle Revis trade. These moves appear to be steps by John Idzik to make the Jets a relevant team this season, but also setting a foundation for the future.
The most noteworthy development is the pursuit of New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis by the San Francisco 49ers. After falling short in the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens, the 49ers have been a very aggressive team this offseason and are looking to continue that by acquiring the best cornerback in the NFL. With a ton of 2013 NFL Draft picks, they can give the Jets exactly what they are looking for in return.
Brady Quinn has been linked to the Jets in the past, with the team setting up a meeting with him last season. The Jets called off that meeting when they signed Drew Stanton, but now the team is in the market for a quarterback again. Chris Mortensen reported on "NFL 32" that the Jets are expected to sign Brady Quinn and another free agent quarterback. That would give them five quarterbacks heading into training camp: Brady Quinn, Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and another free agent addition.
While the moves aren't done yet, they are a step in the right direction. The Jets are looking to introduce competition at the quarterback position and turn their greatest asset into a means to addressing their greatest need. The greatest need the Jets have is the lifeblood of every NFL team: young talent. The 2013 NFL Draft can provide young talent in a hurry with enough picks. Trading Darrelle Revis to the 49ers would get the Jets more picks towards accomplishing John Idzik's goal of building the team through the NFL Draft.