The NFL trade deadline came and passed today without a word from the Jets front office. No moves were made, no trades happened and no picks were lost. This is further example of Idzik’s patience, and a reminder that he is building the team of the future, not the team for right now. There is no single player at any position who would drastically improve this team, and acquiring anyone would have meant losing current or future talent. The important take away is no draft picks were sacrificed in what would have been a vain attempt to make this Jets team something it’s not yet ready to be.
Jets fans will have to be patient and understand that even though the Jets are not as bad as they should be this season, Idzik is looking to build a long term dominant team, and this can only be done with the type of patience he has exhibited so far. Idzik will look to next years draft and free agency period to build talent and depth on the Jets roster, and is likely using this season as an evaluation period for every member of the current roster and coaching staff.
In other news: As reported by Brian Costello on Twitter(see below for original post), The Jets worked out two linemen. John Wetzel, a UDFA who spent time with the Raiders during their training camp, and Patrick Ford spent time on the Jets roster during their camp. The offensive line has been an issue with the Jets and this is a standard attempt to try and find some low risk talent without having to surrender any.
Jets worked out OL John Wetzel and OL Patrick Ford today, per source. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) October 29, 2013