Johnson: Win now attitude has Jets ‘looking at a number’ of players

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed Sunday that his team is interested in Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.  Jackson has been widely reported to be available for trade to NFL teams and is even rumored to be a potential cut for the Eagles.

While in Orlando for the NFL Annual Meeting, Johnson told reporters that the Jets are “looking at a number of players, including DeSean.”

“[Jackson is] a very good player, but we’re looking at a number of them,” he said. “A trade is not our primary operating motif right now. We’re trying to build through the draft. Building through the draft is something that I think is the way to build a successful team long term.”

Unlike last year, when the Jets owner asked fans to give their new GM time, Johnson won’t have the same request in 2014.

“I’m not going to use the word ‘patient’ anymore,” Johnson stated. “We want to do it now. Our job is to perform for our audience and that’s what we want to do.”

When asked, Johnson did concede that bringing on a player like Jackson would come under the current “win now” mindframe.  Johnson added “we’re always interested in talent.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

This is good to hear that Johnson is expecting his front office and coaching staff to field a winning team in 2014.  While we didn’t expect them to say much else, signing players like Eric Decker and Mike Vick underscore that idea.  Looking at a talented receiver like DeSean Jackson would be another, though such a move might come with problems all their own.

For more on DeSean Jackson, read a tl;dr post I made earlier today here.




121 comments
metjetnet
metjetnet

Idzik can't be happy with this. Reports & analysis today all pointed at Rex being in the cross-hairs after The Woodthing's comments. But a) Woody loves Rex; and b) Idzik's whole thing was looking long-term to create a dynasty-level organization. 

Fat chance, John. Idzik is now the one with the target between the shoulder blades.


Welcome to the NFL fast lane John. Owners promise you whatever you want, and then shift with the breeze, leaving you hanging out to dry.


See, John, it's what rich, bored guys do.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Now we are win now, but Idzik preaches long term? You cant make this stuff up! The greatest show on earth,LOL. Get the popcorn ready for this season. I hate to say it, but this season scares the heck out of me;it looks like a rough one. I know, Vick, in his 4 games last season and who was knocked out of two games with NON-CONTACT injuries, his 1-3 record with a 54% completion rate and was sacked 14 times in 4 games will save the day, lol OY.   I am still waiting to fill all the massive holes on the team, what up? I know, its a long term project, OMABs.  

bob
bob

I would  like to say... Dis one.....And don't you guys forget it. I say it again ......Dis one.

supert
supert

Some of you complaining about the owner of the Jets having a "win now attitude" try being a Mets fan.  Five straight losing seasons.

bob
bob

Vlad to the Vickings.

bob
bob

DeSean will be a nice fit in Marty's offense. At the same time Idzik has Woody Johnsons ear as a voice of reason, If DeSean wants to much money. I'm sure cooler heads will prevail. All though would like Desean on the Jets. To me Desean is a #1a receiver and not a #1 receiver.


kniff
kniff

Somehow it feels like something is brewing...

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

If they sign DJax and then draft BPA that is what Woody means by being able to win now while building through the draft for long term. 


Signing DJax helps every piece of our offense. I think they are going to add a WR before the draft. 

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

@jake100  if you aren't trying to make the playoffs the year after going 8-8 you shouldn't be owning an NFL franchise 

levi
levi

@jake100  This post needs 30% more panic. What about the tampering?

levi
levi

@bob  You are gonna completely ignore dat one?

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

Ugh, the Mets. The misery starts in 7 days. Thank god for fantasy baseball.

lindro88
lindro88

Yea, a lost draft pick for tampering. What a glorious off season it has been.

Brendan
Brendan

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX  They'll be better than the past couple of years, I just want them to give the 5th job to Mejia and see what the kid's got. I do not need to see Dice-K throw 140 pitches in 4 2/3 innings of 3-5 run ball. 

bob
bob

@Bent @boose2

So you guys think that Ed Kranepool will make the Kranepool hall of fame?

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

@Brendan @MeAtBaLLPaRmX  I have been a jets fan since 1965, A Knicks fan since around 1959 and a Mets fan, switching from the Dodgers, since they day hey were formed. Somewhere around 1990, getting older and starting to feel the burden of crushing disappointment from these teams I stopped following the Mets. After the Ewing era, I sadly gave up on the Knicks, figuring the Jets were enough dashed hopes for any 50 yr old man. Now that I,m in my sixties, I feel drawn back to caring about the Mets and Knicks again, but  quite frankly, how much can one sport fan bear in a lifetime, ....AHH BUT 1968-69

JETS, METS AND KNICKS--WORLD CHAMPIONS


Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Brendan @MeAtBaLLPaRmX  I read this comment in isolation without context, thought you were talking about the Jets and worried for your sanity.


Mentioning "Colon" and "Dekker" didn't help.

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @MeAtBaLLPaRmX 

IMO, Colon was the terrible signing. Dude is old and fat and sucked for years then suddenly got better at about the age of 40. So they gave him two years. That'll end in disaster. At least when Young sucks they'll eventually be able to call Puello up. Or even give den Dekker a shot. Stuck with Colon though. 

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

I want him up now. Innings limits are such garbage. They will not be there for the wildcard. Their lineup is still horrendous. D'Arnaud is unproven, Ike and Duda suck, Murphy is good, not great, Tejada sucks, Wright is Wright, Lagares is great defensively, Young and Grandy are strike-out machines.

Brendan
Brendan

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX  He will be, but he's going to be limited to like 150 innings. 2015 is the "jump" year, but this year they should be at least competitive for the #2 WC spot.


Also, if Chris Young decides not to suck balls I will happily eat my words about him being the biggest waste of a signing ever. 

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

Better than the last couple of years still sucks. I want to see Noah up more than anybody.

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX  but why trade picks to hopefully get a 1st round talent that slips to the 2nd or 3rd round? 


why not just use the 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks we already have and get 1st round talent with all 3. without the trades we have a better chance of getting the player/s we want. 

bob
bob

@Pat d

That would be good. I wouldn't complain with that at all.

Pat d
Pat d

DeSean then Evans or Lee

bob
bob

@Marty Luc @MeAtBaLLPaRmX@bob


Yes good point however  after the 5th pic may need some luck after that. I assuming that the practice squad will be full this year with later round draft pic.'s  This year draft is loaded with really good player. unlike ant other draft in recent years.

bob
bob

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX

Two 2nd rounder's two 3rd rounder's and two 4th rounder's would be getting into the good beef part of the draft. that would be so cool.

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

@Marty Luc @MeAtBaLLPaRmX @bob Yes, but in a draft that is supposed to be the deepest in 30 years, why not get an extra pick? There will first round talent into the third round. Let's get as many as possible.

Marty Luc
Marty Luc

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX @bob  the jets already have a dozen draft picks, why trade down to acquire more? they have enough holes so that if one player/position they covet is already taken, they can take another player/position to fill a different hole. 


TE, safety, wr, o-line, olb, cb… are all areas that need upgrades. surely one of those areas can be addressed at 18. 

bob
bob

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX @bob


I like Zack Martin that would be my choice. I wouldn't mind trading down. The Jets could have a trade maybe with dolphins for Martin because Arizona also may want martin at the Jets spot. there are 11 potential good wide receivers in the draft and 8 potential CB that mirrors the wide receivers also.  I agree Drafting O-line would be really good.


MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

@bob @MeAtBaLLPaRmX Ebron probably won't be there at 18. I'm hoping they trade down, pick up an extra pick, and draft OL and TE/WR in the second. Then again, i've played out like 20 scenarios in my head what we can do. It changes constantly, haha.

bob
bob

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX @bob


Ah ha I love it...


Jets really need to get that DeSean Jackson on the team.That would be great. Imagine Jackson and then Ebron.



bob
bob

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX @bob


Ok then if its ok with you can I get a piece of that meatball sandwich. I like meatball sandwich.

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

@bob @MeAtBaLLPaRmX Haha, i was being sarcastic. Who cares about Vlad?