Rich Cimini says the Jets are no longer in the running for Anquan Boldin.
The Jets dropped out of the Anquan Boldin sweepstakes last night. They have a glaring need at wide receiver, but they evidently don't want to give the Cards a first-round pick. The Ravens and Eagles appear to be showing the most interest.
If the price was simply a first round pick, this may be a mistake. Boldin is a much safer bet than anybody the Jets could take at 17. It may have cost the team a lot of money in a new contract, but if the team is serious about moving up to land Mark Sanchez, clearly Woody Johnson is unfazed by opening his wallet.
This does contradict an ESPN report last night that Arizona only wanted a second round pick for Boldin. Because of this, it is difficult to get on the Jets too much. Nobody knows what the real demands are at this point. If the Cards want a first and a third, it might be best to pass. Football is a team game. The Jets can add two quality players with those picks.