Adam Schefter just dropped a bomb. First move by New York Jets head coach/GM Adam Gase is trade their starting middle linebacker to the Kansas City Chiefs. What for you may ask? After all, this is your starting middle linebacker, must have gotten a good haul.
Nah, they just got a 6th round pick. So, let’s put this into perspective…
Darron Lee last year was one of the stalwarts on a bad defense, being responsible for trying to keep the defense above water. Even though the defense finished as the 26th best in the NFL (aka 7th worst), the above image shows his performance grade. However, the below image will put the grade argument into perspective…
Vic Beasley is one of the better edge rushers in the NFL, and Khalil Mack was up for MVP. Darron Lee, in 2016, was horrible. However, he is now barely below Vic Beasley’s Super Bowl season. He is now on a team that will be making a run for the Super Bowl next year.
Talk about an upgrade.
But I hope you get a starter from that 6th round pick Adam, this is a great start to your dictatorship of the Jets.