NY Jets players have been doing their part to recruit quarterbacks this offseason. From Sauce Gardner to Mekhi Becton, numerous Jets players have taken to social media to playfully express their desire for a big-name QB.
Cornerback D.J. Reed joined in on the fun this Monday, insisting that he'd be happy allowing Derek Carr to wear his No. 4 jersey for the right price.
Reed responded to a tweet from a fan insisting that Carr would be unable to wear his No. 4 with the Jets because it was already owned by Reed. However, Reed responded with a simple "we can always negotiate."
This would actually mark the second time in as many years that Reed has given up his jersey number to a teammate. Reed was awarded the No. 1 when he initially signed with the Jets, only to sell it to rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner following the draft.
If Carr wants to continue wearing No. 4 in New York (if he's signed, of course) and Reed wants to make a little money on the side, who are we to object?
NY Jets players clearly want either Aaron Rodgers or Derek Carr
Reed isn't the first Jets player to tweet their support of a new Jets quarterback. Earlier this month, Gardner sent out a series of tweets seemingly recruiting both Carr and Aaron Rodgers to come to the Jets.
That same day, offensive tackle Mekhi Becton responded to a pair of photoshopped images of him with Rodgers. Last week, Becton responded to a different post about the Jets potentially acquiring Carr.
It's pretty clear that the Jets players support the team acquiring a new quarterback this offseason, and the only two QBs who players have publicly recruited have been Rodgers and Carr. That's not a coincidence.
Not only are Rodgers and Carr the two quarterbacks who have been connected to the Jets the most this offseason, but they're also likely the top two names on the market — assuming Lamar Jackson isn't moved.
Whether it's Gardner, Becton, or Reed, the Jets players recognize the need for a quarterback. They want to play alongside a QB that gives them a chance to legitimately compete.
And they're willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. They'll tweet out their support. They'll make their thoughts clear on social media. And if it comes down to it, they'll change their jersey numbers.