Bilal Powell is in the final year of his contract and could be gone in 2019, so they may be looking to find a long-term back.
A year after drafting wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, the Jets have a crowded receivers room. They signed Terrelle Pryor in free agency and are getting Quincy Enunwa back from injury. They have just six draft picks after moving up from No. 6 to 3 in the first round, so there are only so many areas they can address, and I don’t think receiver is one.
What’s the big takeaway from all this? Just two weeks in, there are no sure things.
This week, our panel comprises David Schoenfield, Eric Karabell, Tim Kurkjian, Bradford Doolittle and Sarah Langs.
It took a week, but J.D. Martinez hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform. He has continued to hit the ball hard, and he and Hanley Ramirez have powered the Red Sox to a 13-2 start. Less happily, a Xander Bogaerts ankle injury interrupted his hot start at the plate; he had delivered nine extra-base hits in nine games. — Dan McCarthy, ESPN Stats & Info
That comment could be taken several different ways, but it could only add to the speculation that has circulated around Rosen for months. Despite his undeniable physical ability, many have questioned his desire and commitment to the sport. It could be the reason he could slip in the draft, though he still is a possibility to be taken in the top four by the Browns, Giants or Jets.
“Right or wrong, this quote about Josh Rosen from former UCLA coach Jim Mora will be a major concern to some NFL people,” former NFL lineman and NFL Network analyst Ross Tucker wrote on Twitter.
Despite Mora’s public backing of Darnold to go No. 1 overall to Cleveland based on “fit,” he believes Rosen would be the greater pro in the long run.
“Josh, I think, without a doubt, is the number one quarterback in the draft. He’s a franchise-changer. He’s got the ability to have an immediate impact,” Mora said. “His arm talent, intelligence, and his ability to see the game and diagnose the game is rare. He’d come to the sidelines after a play and it was uncanny — he could right away say exactly why he made every decision.”