Joe Douglas may have to interrupt personal rule for Deshaun Watson

Jets basic supervisor Joe Douglas can’t reply any direct questions on Deshaun Watson whereas the star quarterback stays with the Texans, however he was requested an oblique query about him on Wednesday.

How would Douglas really feel about buying and selling a number of draft picks to amass a participant? His reply could disappoint Jets followers.

“In the end for us to get to the place the nice groups are, essentially the most constant groups are, you do this by the draft,” Douglas stated. “It’s essentially the most team-friendly market in sports activities. For us to actually be that group that’s persistently competing for Tremendous Bowls, we’ve got to hit on our draft picks.”

This shouldn’t be learn as Douglas ruling out a commerce for Watson. It was a hypothetical query posed on a Zoom name. There isn’t any indication the Texans are able to commerce Watson, who has requested to be moved. In the event that they do, the value tag can be exorbitant, seemingly beginning with three first-round picks. That might go towards Douglas’ philosophy of constructing by the draft, however Watson could also be a participant price breaking that rule to amass.

Deshaun Watson
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Douglas didn’t go loopy in free company final 12 months, as a substitute selecting to signal loads of gamers to short-term offers for much less cash. With free company approaching March 17 this 12 months, Douglas has $76.1 million in estimated cap area (by way of Over The Cap) and holes throughout his roster. Will he be extra aggressive this 12 months in free company?

“We’re higher positioned than we had been right now final 12 months. I’d say that our philosophy and stance has not modified, nonetheless,” Douglas stated. “Our objective and our plan is to be a group that actually builds this by the draft and hitting on draft picks. Clearly, utilizing free company to complement our roster. If the chance and worth meet, that’s the purpose the place we’re going to be aggressive and will get somebody, we be ok with serving to this group not solely on the sphere however with the tradition contained in the buildingWhile we’re positioned higher, I feel our philosophy has stayed the identical.”

New head coach Robert Saleh met with linebacker C.J. Mosley just lately on the Jets’ Florham Park headquarters. Mosley opted out of final season and missed all however two video games in 2019, his first season with the group. The Jets anticipate to have Mosley again in 2021. Mosley has 4 years left on the five-year, $85 million deal he signed in 2019.

“He got here by and stated hi there. It was superior to get to fulfill him,” Saleh stated. “I’m not going to get into particulars of our dialog. My expectation is not any completely different than some other participant that’s right here.For C.J., that’s to proceed to be the professional he’s been for the reason that day he was drafted and the chief he’s been and discover methods to get higher each single day.C.J. undoubtedly has that mindset.”

Saleh was requested about his opinion of the Jets outlook after six weeks on the job.

“We’re going to get higher. We’re going to win championships right here,” Saleh stated. “To present you a timeline, I want I knew. I’d go to Vegas.”