For decades, The Mets and the Jets were two of the worst owned franchises in NYC. The Mets did have more success than the Jets but for the most part, both teams really weren't relevant roughly at the same time. Suddenly, Cohen buys the Mets, dumps the Wilpons and spends huge money upgrading the Roster and the Venue. Now the Mets are the talk of the town. Even the Knicks are enjoying a fair amount of success with Guitar Jimmy Dolan pulling the strings and Leon Rose carrying out the plan. The Jets lost 6 straight games to end their season. Bad losses with some on national tv of all places. Suddenly, Woody finds his entry in the NY Sports world at the bottom of the barrel. He realized he is in competition for the PR and lets face it, dollars. He needed to make a splash. Perhaps not on the scale of Cohen, but a splash nonetheless. Derek Carr never really was a consideration as long as Rodgers was in play. One gets the feeling that as time goes on, Woody will start to lean on JD to get this deal done. The Jets need to make a splash and Rodgers is exactly that. The fear is that Woody will sacrifice too much in the form of draft picks to make this deal happen in his Ahab like pursuit of Rodgers. JD will have to hold the line here against both GB and Woody Johnson. If JD pulls this off? His legacy in NY will begin to trend upwards. With the Mets sparing no expense and making splashy signings, Woody has to make the Rodgers pursuit happen and his team needs to make a run this year. Woody doesn't have to give a mandate, but its clearly one in place.. Team is at a crossroads. One wrong move and we're back to palookaville. Rodgers pans out? The Jets will be back in the spotlight. This is a sport, but you cannot ignore the entertainment factor in play here.