Jets CEO isn’t meddling in quarterback search
When Browns owner Jimmy Haslam turned up at Southern Cal quarterback Sam Darnold‘s pro day workout yesterday, it sparked reasonable concerns about his level of involvement in a process his team hasn’t previously gotten right under his leadership.
At least the Jets don’t have to worry about that as they New York Jets Cheap Jerseys search for the same kind of answer at the position.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson is not accompanying the team’s football decision-makers as they make the rounds of private workouts with the top four quarterbacks in the draft — Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Baker Mayfield.
The Jets have fallen into this trap before. Woody Johnson attended the team’s predraft workout and dinner with quarterback Mark Sanchez in 2009, accompanying coach Rex Ryan and General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, before they traded up to take Sanchez fifth overall.
Kaepernick’s former San Francisco teammate, safety Eric Reid, who initially provided support to Kaepernick during his anthem protests and who more recently criticized the deal struck between the league and some of the protesting players to end the anthem demonstrations, could be the first one to piggyback on the work product of Kaepernick’s collusion case.
Even if Reid was never mentioned by name in any of the text messages or email exchanges that may prove a league-office-led campaign to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL, the basis for the shunning of Kaepernick applies with nearly equal force to Reid. Yes, multiple other players who protested remain gainfully employed. But Reid, like Kaepernick, had a higher level of visibility and Reid, via his vocal objection to the deal struck between the league and other protesting Hockey Jerseys players (and his comments regarding the sources of the money devoted to social justice programs), surely created a greater degree of frustration for the NFL than other protesting players.