Should the Jets trade for MJD?


I know, I know… the Jets have bigger problems. Especially at the Right Tackle position. But Maurice Jones-Drew led the league rushing the rock last season.

Jones-Drew is a game changer. A Star.

He could single-handedly change the Jets fate this year, with their “Ground n Pound” offense. He did just that for the (dispicable) Jaguars offense last year. Not only did he lead the league, but he carried a vanilla offense (at best), with a rookie QB.

Let’s face it, the trio of Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, and Bilal Powell will not exactly put fear into opposing Defenses.

General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, has a history of pulling off blockbuster trades. If your unsure what I mean by that… see the trades for QB Brett Favre, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, CB Darrelle Revis, DT Kris Jenkins and plenty more!

So should the Jets pull off a trade?

What exactly can the Jets afford to give up?

Well, that’s down the road.

Right now, the disgruntled Jaguars RB is holding out. This could potentially hurt him, as he attempts to get ready for this year.  We all know what happened when Darrelle Revis held out, so it’s hard to say that he’d be ready to go come week 1.

But let’s focus on the Jaguars, and their issue with MJD.

Here is what Adam Schefter recently tweeted:

In the wake of this news, it’s hard not to pay close attention.

Incase you missed what Jaguars owner Shad Khan said, you can see his quote here:

“Train is leaving the station. Run, get on it,” Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Tuesday via the Florida Times-Union.

To see the rest of the article on NFL.com, you can click here.

So my question to you Jets fans, is should we trade for Maurice Jones-Drew?

If so, what upcoming draft picks would you give up.

What player(s) would you be willing to trade?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    It’s not a matter of IF the Jets should be interested, or trade for him, it’s HOW MUCH they should throw at the Jags!

    Obviously Shonn Greene can be traded, and he would help the Jags right away, just not as much as MJD. And the Jets would have to give them a couple of picks, probably a #1 next year and a #2 the following year. I’m good with that. Are you?

    This is a make-or-break season for the Jets, and the management, they MUST make the playoffs this season, and MJD is a “Fast Forward” there if ever there was one.

    This deal, and whether he makes it or not, could make-or-break “Trader Mike”

    I say go for it, if you’re man enough….
    BD

    • JETSerious

      Great Point!
      I’d say that sounds somewhat accurate. I think Shonn Greene and a 2nd round pick could get it done, though. Especially because MJD only has 2 more years on his current contract– which means he would become a free agent in 2014. I think that might help the Jets in their favor, with negotiations. But this is certainly a VERY interesting topic/discussion.

      Thanks for the comment… feel free to start another discussion in the future. We, at The Jet Press, love to interact! So keep the comments coming!

      - @JETSerious

  • JMIST12

    agreed BD, not only would this take TREMENDOUS pressure off of Sanchez but also Sparano. he will be able to execute his G&P to a much higher potential. Mikey better drop a TannenBOMB and make this happen or it could be a revolving door for him and Rex.

  • jon

    No thanks….. I’ll stick with shonn Greene don’t wanna give up a 1st or 2nd rd pick besides we still have the same non existent offensive line w/ either back…..

    • BlackDynamiteOnline

      He had over 1600 yards and 4.7 a carry last year behind a line far worse than anything the Jets have……
      BD

  • bond,james bond

    Im thinking it would take, bilal powell and a second n fourth rounder to seal the der remember when we got thomas jones? we got him for a swap of second rounders. n he was a top five back at the time. the jets need to do this!