Could offer sheet be coming for Saints RFA RB Chris Ivory? He visited Jets Friday. Compensation would be second-round pick.—
Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) April 13, 2013
Via Rotoworld: Ivory was tendered at the second-round level, so the Jets would have to surrender the No. 39 overall pick to sign him. It’s hard to see rookie GM John Idzik giving up picks — especially a high one — when his squad is short on talent and low on picks. We suppose he could give up the selection if Darrelle Revis nets the Jets an early-round pick in the 2013 draft from the Bucs, but a trade would have to be worked out by the April 19 RFA deadline. Ivory would be an early-down bruiser to pair with speed back Mike Goodson. The 25-year-old has averaged 5.1 YPC on 256 career totes. He’s far underutilized in New Orleans.
JordanIvory is one of the most underrated players in the league. I feel like every season he comes in for 4 or 5 games and does really well, but then they bench him once the starter comes back. Would I want the Jets to give up a second round pick? Even if the Jets got a 2nd round pick back in return for a potential Revis trade, I’m still not sure about it. At RB we have Goodson, Powell, and McKnight. Can we use another RB? Of course, but we can probably find a good RB in the 4th or 5th round. We’re in a rebuilding mode and giving up a pick that high for a guy that might not even start, in my mind is not worth it. This team has way too many holes to spend a pick that high on.
Update: Speculation via twitter is that the Jets will offer to trade a lower pick for Ivory and that the cap-strapped Saints might be amenable to such a deal.