NY Jets news: Jets predicted to sign Derek Carr, remember Conor McDermott?
The NY Jets officially hosted free-agent quarterback Derek Carr on a visit this weekend, and while the team continues to eye Aaron Rodgers as their top QB option, Carr remains in the mix.
If Rodgers chooses to retire or opts to stay in Green Bay, the Jets may pivot to Carr as their next-best target. That's the exact scenario Mike Jones of The Athletic foresees happening.
The folks over at The Athletic recently provided 10 bold predictions for the 2023 offseason, and one of those predictions was the Jets signing Carr. This came as a result of Rodgers deciding to return to Green Bay for one more season.
Jones also had the Las Vegas Raiders signing Jimmy Garoppolo and the Tennessee Titans releasing Ryan Tannehill. Only time will tell if Jones' quarterback predictions come true.
Other NY Jets news
Patriots re-sign Conor McDermott who might be...good?
Remember Conor McDermott? The much-maligned veteran swing tackle spent parts of the last four seasons with the Jets, appearing in 35 games and starting six before he was signed off the team's practice squad last November.
He found his way to New England where, due to various injuries, McDermott would go on to start six games at right tackle. And believe it or not, McDermott played well. He was arguably the Patriots' best right tackle this season.
The Patriots were so pleased with McDermott's performances that he was signed to a contract extension on Saturday. In fact, head coach Bill Belichick even exclaimed in December, "thank God we have him," in reference to McDermott.
Conor McDermott has seemingly found a new home in New England. Chalk him up as yet another former Jets player to find success with the team's bitter rivals.
Former Jets TE Anthony Becht scores his first HC win
Former Jets tight end Anthony Becht coached his first game as a head coach on Sunday as a member of the XFL's St. Louis Battlehawks, and Becht's coaching debut couldn't have had a happier ending.
Trailing 15-3 with just 1:25 remaining, Becht's Battlehawks were able to come from behind in miraculous fashion to steal an 18-15 victory, due in part to the XFL's PAT and onside attempt rules.
Following a late touchdown, the Battlehawks opted to go for a three-point conversion from the 10-yard line. They were successful. Immediately after, Becht opted to attempt an onside kick alternative, converting on a 4th-and-15 from his own 25-yard line.
The Battlehawks converted the attempt, marched down the field, and scored the game-winning touchdown as quarterback A.J. McCarron found wide receiver Austin Proehl for the score.
As you can see in the above tweet, Becht celebrated the 1-0 start to his head coaching career in style.