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New York Jets Flight Connections 7/24/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! Word is trickling out that the New York Jets have had discussions with the Chicago Bears about acquiring veteran quarterback Nick Foles. This vague story could mean anything from the acquisition of Foles is imminent, to the two teams chatted for 30 seconds in general terms weeks ago and nothing ever came of it. Personally I hope that the chatter is nothing, unless the Jets pull off an NBA type trade where they acquire a draft pick to take Foles off the Bears’ hands. I also doubt that the Jets, after showing little interest all offseason in acquiring a veteran free agent quarterback which would have cost them nothing in terms of players or draft capital, now suddenly are willing to take on Foles’ salary AND give up players or draft capital for the privilege of acquiring a mediocre backup quarterback. We’ll see how this plays out, but personally I think that if the Jets feel the need to acquire a veteran backup quarterback (and I’m not sure they do, or should), they’ll wait to see how cuts play out as the preseason winds down and acquire somebody cut by another team, for less money than Foles would cost and without giving up any assets.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in July:

Eric Allen - Jets Place Four Players on Active/PUP; Three Go to Active/NFI

Brian Costello - Jets fans need realistic Robert Saleh, Zach Wilson expectations

Brian Costello - Quinnen Williams can reach scary new level under Robert Saleh

DJ Bien-Aime II - Jets CB Bryce Hall on Robert Saleh and the 2021 defense

Brian Costello - Jets asst. coach Greg Knapp, 58, dead after bike accident

New York Daily News - Greg Knapp, Jets assistant coach, dead at 58

Rich Cimini - New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies from injuries suffered when hit by car while biking

Max Goodman - New York Jets coach Greg Knapp dies from bicycle accident

Justin Fried - NY Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp tragically passes away

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets coach Greg Knapp dead at 58 following bike accident

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets, NFL mourn Greg Knapp following longtime coach’s death

Matthew Zemek - Jets news: Assistant coach Greg Knapp dies at 58 following bike accident

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Jets Players Dedicating 2021 Season in Honor of Greg Knapp

Jordy Fee-Platt - New York Jets sign rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Zach Wilson Rookie of the Year odds are surprising

Justin Fried - NY Jets: 5 players with the most to prove in training camp

Tyler Calvaruso - Hardest cuts from Jets’ pre-training camp 53-man roster prediction

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets salary cap: Former players combine for over $24M in dead money

Tyler Greenawalt - Mekhi Becton wants Jets to get in on NFL’s throwback jersey trend

Tyler Calvaruso - Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘hated football’ while playing for Jets in 2016

Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Jets: Trade for Nick Foles "seems unlikely"

Michael Obermuller - Jets & Bears Have ‘Had Discussions’ on QB Nick Foles

Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Jets 2021 opponent report: Carolina Panthers

Paul A. Esden Jr. - Analyst Willing to ‘Bet His Career’ on Jets WR Having Success in 2021

Michael Obermuller - Analyzing Jets’ Linebacker Roles Under Robert Saleh

Benedetto Vitale - 3 cut candidates on the Jets' roster bubble entering 2021 training camp

Mason Smoller - 2021 New York Jets Preview: Interior Defensive Line

Mason Smoller - 2021 AFC East All-Division Team: The Defense

Mason Smoller - 2021 AFC East All-Division Team: The Offense

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here is the Thread About Nothing. Why not stop in and say hello?

Enjoy the day everybody.


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