The Jets worked out TCU quarterback Andy Dalton yesterday.
Despite being set at quarterback for now and the future with Mark Sanchez, the Jets Friday had a private, on-campus workout with TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, according to online reports.
The Jets always like to do their homework on guys, but this does not make a tremendous amount of sense to me. Dalton's stock is rising. He is likely to go in the second round, where the Jets do not have a pick. The team is presumably happy with Sanchez as its starter. Even if he fell to the end of the third round, that is probably too early to take a backup quarterback. That is a spot to find a guy who could help full time. It would be another thing to find a guy late to try and develop, but Dalton is very unlikely to fall far. Their time could be better spent scouting a more likely pick.
I guess it could be a smokescreen to try and get a division rival like Buffalo or Miami to give up picks and move ahead of the Jets at 30, but if I could figure this out, one could only imagine those teams will as well.
Then again, having two good quarterbacks is a luxury. This past year, Gang Green was one hit away from having Mark Brunell start critical games.