First, the obvious pro that the Jets are going for, and that is secrecy.
It is no secret that the Jets are going to use the Wildcat. The day that the Jets acquired Tim Tebow, everyone on the planet knew that this meant the Wildcat was coming to New York. The question is how they are going to use it.
It’s been talked about on this site a lot, through other writers than myself. Our own Sean Lester Durham had a very interesting theory about how the Jets are coming up with a new, hybrid version of the Wildcat, that involves both quarterbacks taking an active role on the field (take a look at it by clicking here)
Whether that is the case or not, the idea is to keep it a secret. Running it during closed practices, and not using it in games, is keeping it off of video. Keeping it off of tape, means no teams will see footage of the Wildcat until real games begin. If and when the Jets put it into play against the Bills, the Bills will have no idea what it is going to look like. They have it in the back of their heads that they will see it, but they won’t know what it will look like.
In this case, what they don’t know, CAN hurt them. But, turn the page, for the other side of the coin.