Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager John Idzik speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Report: New York Jets Trying to Move Up Tonight

Is John Idzik in the market for Mark Sanchez’s replacement? Or is it a tight end?

Word is that the Jets are trying to ensure they can get what they want. According to Sal Paolantonio, a Jets official has confirmed that the team is fielding calls, trying to move up in tonight’s draft session.

A couple of things here. It seems strange that a Jets official is going to confirm anything, much less draft strategy. John Idzik has kept a strong muzzle around any leaks about everything, I find it hard to believe that all of a sudden someone would confirm a report to Sal Pal.

Assuming that it is true, whom are the Jets targetting with the move? Is it Geno Smith? If they make that move, it clearly is a new era in Jets land, which is something the Jets need to thnk about. Maybe it is to ensure that Ryan Nassib is available, or Mike Glennon.

Maybe they are looking for a tight end. The Jets are reportedly high on Zach Ertz, the tight end out of Stanford. Who knows? We will find out soon enough.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i like your first thought. if they’re confirming anything it is probably a smokescreen, trying to get someone to overreact. i can’t see them sticking to formula in the first to throw it away and act like mr. t in the second. a trade up would shock me, but then again so did milliner. the more i think about it the more i like what they did last night. best players regardless of need. if it doesn’t add up to the playoffs this year, they’ll be positioned that much better for next year. and i don’t think rex is on the thin ice so many others believe him to be on. i still like everything idzik has said and done. the honeymoon continues…IIWT

    • TheJetPress

      thanks…just seems weird that they are confirming stuff, they have been so secretive so far. I still don’t love the picks, but you could certainly make the argument for why best player available makes sense. Looking forward to the events of this evening.