According to a StarLedger report, the New York Jets have had “exploratory” discussions regarding quarterback JaMarcus Russell. It is no surprise that the Jets are looking around at QB options to challenge a struggling Mark Sanchez for starter. And its also no surprise that they are trying to find these options on the cheap (Sanchez carries an $8M cap number this year). But JaMarcus Russell… really?
This comes on the back of Russell stating that he was attempting a comeback. And why shouldn’t we take him serious? I mean he is down to 308 lbs from 320lbs. He has to be serious to put in that kind of effort, right? Could you imagine if the John Idzik reign started with a Russell signing and Revis trading. Holy shit, there would be mutiny.
I suspect this is just the media creating headlines… but look at the fan reaction on an ESPN SportsNation poll.