Jets head coach Adam Gase and general manager Mike Maccagnan met the press today in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine.
It isn’t in any team’s interest to give away its offseason strategy so there is rarely much interesting to come from these press availabilities. Today’s event certainly seemed par for the course.
Gase seemed to stick to effusively praising the players on the roster.
Adam Gase, speaking at NFL Combine, with high praise for Chris Herndon. Calls him a “unicorn”-type player. #Jets pic.twitter.com/5fXmy5jjXo— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) February 27, 2019
Adam Gase spoke very highly of Robby Anderson. Came away very impressed after evaluating him. Excited to get him more involved his year. Wants RA to do “five or six” things on offense, not “one or two” #Jets— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) February 27, 2019
Gase has spoken highly of Darnold, Herndon, Robby Anderson, Enunwa, Leonard Williams and Darron Lee— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) February 27, 2019
Gase also provided this headline on the backup quarterback situation.
Adam Gase was non-committal of free-agent QB Josh McCown. Sounds like he wants him back, but says he will give him time to make decision on whether he wants to continue playing. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 27, 2019
So now you know McCow might or might not be the Jets’ backup quarterback next year.
Maccagnan was full of his own uninteresting tidbits.
‘We would absolutely look at it,’ says #Jets GM Mike Maccagnan when asked if he would be open to trading back.— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) February 27, 2019
So the Jets definitely may or may not trade down.
How about this year’s Draft class?
#Jets GM Mike Maccagnan thinks this is a deep class for TEs. Believes there are several good pass rushers and offensive linemen, too. Also: He’s not against a draft trade with #Giants pic.twitter.com/RcG7Lf5KXT— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) February 27, 2019
So there are good prospects. Awesome.
Are the Jets looking at big names?
Mike Maccagnan won’t say much about trading and Antonio Brown, but reiterates he calls about everyone potentially available. #Jets— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) February 27, 2019
The Jets are calling about available players.
Let me be clear. I’m not criticizing Gase or Maccagnan. They’re doing exactly what they should do. Their job in this environment is to speak words while saying nothing.
But just take a look around the internet, and I’m sure you’ll find people jumping to all kinds of crazy conclusions based on these noncommittal comments.
I also look forward to the hard-hitting coverage of Adam Gase’s facial expressions.