Why not difference makers on offense Much of the passing game in front of Deshaun Watson is set, though there is an obvious hole at tight end.
Tyler Eifert might be off the market, but Eric Ebron and Martellus Bennett aren’t, to name a few. At worst, adding someone who can compete with a rookie here is a way to continuing upping what might be a league-best free agency grade this offseason.
No. 2 overall pick becomes major question mark The problem for the Jets, however, is the organization just sent a clear message to the rest of the league that at least two quarterbacks are going in the first three selections.
And in doing so, New York shines the trade-up spotlight onto their neighbors, the Giants, who own the No. 2 overall pick.
Any other QB-needy team that was seeking a trade into the top five – the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills, the likely candidates – will probably now be calling the Giants to inquire about the cost of jumping the Jets.
Burfict, 27, is a lightning rod for controversy, but this is his first violation of the league’s PED policy. He was previously suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the playoffs, and for the first three games of 2017 for a blindside block on a defenseless receiver in preseason.
The linebacker will have the chance to appeal the ruling, and will reportedly claim the failed test which happened Dec. 27 is the result of medication he was prescribed in December to treat a concussion and a shoulder injury.
The news of a suspension comes just days after a report that a trade to the Oakland Raiders was possibly in the works. Schefter said there are no legs to that report, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday there were “scuttled trade discussions” between the two teams.