I'm not entirely sold that JD will be fired if the Rodgers thing goes sideways. I smell a whole LOT of Wood Johnson on this one. Firing JD for executing Johnson's "will" would be a very bad look. Having said that... I like what Florio said in the article Joelip shared. The Jets ARE in the catbird seat on this one. They could conceivably wait all the way up to the start of camp. This isn't a rookie we are going after. This guy, health willing, can step on the field, for the first time, day 1 of camp and let it rip. As Florio points out, Rodgers can always hold a number of "meet and toss" with the skill players and build chemistry that way. Either way, the longer we wait the more secure that 2023 1st round pick is to grab a top O-Lineman. In fact, O-line needs to be picks 1 and 2...maybe more. Another point, we are a decade removed from the Favre trade so that example is irrelevant. Doesn't apply today. Green Bay WILL get a 1st round pick but, as far as I'm concerned, it can be no sooner than 2024. IF things go according to plan, Rodgers stays healthy, the Jets SHOULD make the playoffs and go deep. That 2024 pick would be more like a high 2nd at that point. As of today, next year's draft has right around 15 or 20 players that garner a 1st round grade. Obviously that's a long way off and a whole lot can change but you have to roll with what you know. I'd be good with a 2024 #1 and a 4th that could bump to a 3rd depending on 2023 results. (I could be persuaded to part with a 3 that bumps to a 2 but I don't think it needs to get there) To address the whole Wilson thing. The kid is supremely talented and, if we can get his head squared away, COULD end up being something. Now, Rodgers is the LAST guy I would want a young player to emulate or learn from as far as off the field goes but he's 100% someone I would want influencing the kid's football play. Unless we are looking at someone like Matt Ryan et. al, assuming he would even take the bait, to come in as a back up we are stuck with Wilson. I'm sorry but it's a pipe dream if anyone thinks another team is going to take Wilson off our hands. The only way that kid makes another roster is if we out right release him. So, we either have a "reasonably priced" backup QB who has the potential to learn and grow into something serviceable or we let him walk. All indications are to the former. I've seen no indication that Saleh and/or JD have any intention of letting the kid walk. Contrary actually. IF you believe their previous statements, they want to teach him and help him grow. I'm O.K. with that as long as, short of an injury, the kid doesn't see the field for a good long while. On a side note, I'm in the minority of people who would rather do the Lamar Jackson deal. NY is not Baltimore and he will not be asked to run NEARLY as much thus reducing his number of carries translating to a healthier player that can last the season. I've seen no indication that he couldn't be more of a pocket passer. Jackson could be our QB for the next decade. Seriously, you think he WANTS to go out there and get his bell rung on every play. I don't think so. However, unless the Rodgers deal DOES go sideways, this never happens.