NY Jets: Analyzing latest comments by Mike Maccagnan

The NY Jets recently had a press conference by general manager Mike Maccagnan in which he broke down the current state of the team so far this offseason.

On a recent press conference call this week, Maccagnan touched upon many interesting topics regarding the Jets. Here are some of the highlights with insight on the current state of events so far during free agency:

It’s no secret that Revis looked like he lost a step last season. It was even reported that Revis might have suffered the wrist injury earlier on during the regular season and played through the pain.

Either way, it needed to be surgically repaired to avoid any long-term issues. He made the right choice and should hopefully no longer feel with any discomfort or pain come next season.

Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) runs after an interception against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Ah yes, the topic of the big bearded elephant in the room that has easily been the hottest topic all offseason long. At the time of this writing, both sides are still far apart on a new deal to bring Ryan Fitzpatrick back to the city that never sleeps.

It’s up for debate as on one side, he’s worth a pay-raise for everything he accomplished last season.

But on the other side, his asking price is way too high for a player heading into the final few years of his career.

Hopefully a deal can be made, otherwise, it might be time to prepare for life without Fitzpatrick.

It’s hard to determine what the final decision the Jets will make when it comes to their quarterback situation. In the likelihood that Fitzpatrick is no longer an option to start next season, it’s anticipated the Jets will head in a different direction.

Whether it’s trading for Colin Kaepernick or taking a risk with Robert Griffin III, the Jets are smart to keep their firm stance in contract negotiations with Fitzpatrick. If not, they should still be just fine going in another direction thanks to their strengths of the team being their defense and rushing attack after their latest free agency acquisitions.

By the looks of things, expect to see defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson remain with the team at least for the next season or so. While it would make sense to trade him now to at least get something in return before he could actually bolt via free agency next season, perhaps Maccagnan believes he can come to terms on a new long-term deal with him.

At any rate, it’s important to keep Wilkerson around as he’s a cornerstone on defense with his best football years ahead of him. He is crucial to the Jets’ defense and should be kept for the remaining years of his career in green and white.

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