The New York Jets didn’t fire Rex Ryan after the end of the regular season, but it sure seems like the team wanted to, if the moves the Jets front office has been contemplating in the past few weeks are any indication. In fact, you could argue the Jets only kept Rex around to torture him with the worst season imaginable in 2013.
Not only are the Jets considering trading their best player, Darrelle Revis, but the team interviewed Cam Cameron for the vacant offensive coordinator job. Now comes the news that the Jets are engaged in exploratory discussions about signing the future comeback bust of the year, JaMarcus Russell. Derp just got real, you guys.
I’m not even sure what the least frightening takeaway is from this. That the Jets think that if they assemble the worst group of players possible, the team will be greater than the sum of its part, a football version of the movie Major League? I suppose that only works if Woody Johnson is trying to relocate the team to Los Angeles, forcing Rex to place a cutout of Woody in the locker room that loses a section of clothing with every win. Sounds sexy.
Anyway, as a fun thought experiment – what would that FrankenLeast offense look like? Something like this:
QB: Mark Sanchez/JaMarcus Russell
RB: Jahvid Best (no backup)
WRs: Bernard Berrian, Terrell Owens, Braylon Edwards
OL: Arizona’s O-line
TE: Tim Tebow
K: David Akers
P: Team carries no punter (Greggggggg approves)