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.
New York Sports are a catastrophic dumpster fire right now. In the months of April or May, every single Big 4 professional sports team in the Big Apple has been turned on its head. They are all in shambles in one way or another. Having two teams in every major sport doubles their chances of having at least one good team, but the consistent top draft picks seems to only have a negative effect. Here is the current state of all the New York City basketball, hockey, football and baseball teams.
Knicks The math gods were not kind the New York Knicks at the NBA Draft Lottery. As it turns out, having a 14% to get the number one overall pick also means that there is a 86% that they won’t. Putting all their eggs in one basket (because they couldn’t put basketballs in it) for Zion ended up not working out. At the third pick, they could still get RJ Barrett and with the possibility of getting KD and Kyrie could mean there is hope. But right now, it looks like 2020 could be another tank year.
Nets “The Process” proved trustworthy as the Sixers knocked out the Nets in a gentleman’s sweep. But hey, at least they made the playoffs.
Islanders So much talent, so much promise and so much potential all leading to so much heartbreak. The best Islanders season in recent history ending in a sweep to the Hurricanes who are on the verge of being swept themselves.
Rangers Yikes. The Rangers finished the season with a 32-36 record and missed the playoffs.
Giants Any and all hope for this team was flushed down the toilet at the 2019 NFL Draft. With Eli’s career on its metaphorical death bed, the Giants desperately needed a new quarterback who could be the new face of the franchise. Everyone in the world would have picked Dwayne Haskins… except for David Gettleman who ended up selecting Daniel Jones out of Duke. Leading to the mental breakdown of many Giants fans.
Jets Well, the Jets just fired their GM Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger. It’s a good thing to get rid of upper management in a franchise that has been so terrible in recent years, but now Adam Gase may be the new GM…
Yankees Literally everyone is hurt.
Mets Oh man, the Mets are bad. Not like Yankees bad where they will be good again as soon as some players come back, but Knicks bad. They are even considering bringing up Tim Tebow who is hitting .120 just to put asses in seats.