Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 3/3/13
David Garrard? Brady Quinn? What kind of upgrade at starting quarterback is this? Heck the Jets might as well let Vinny Testaverde sling the rock around Florham Park, right? GM John Idzik is clearly looking to change the foundation of the Jets for the better now, by trading, restructuring, and bargain shopping. Room will be made soon enough for some flexibility, but not the kind that will allow a plethora of high priced quality to enter the premises in return. So don’t be shocked folks, when the parade of low budget vets brought in for workouts, begins. It will happen early and often. As the Jets try to catch affordable lightning in a bottle more than once in 2013. Let’s hypothetically assume that Darrelle Revis is gone, and both Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes re-do their deals in order to give Idzik the room to improve the club immediately. Would this trio of choices pave the way for giving the Jets enough financial space to add a set of solid linebackers, a top notch running back, wideout, and a quality veteran quarterback? Partly yes, through the draft, and perhaps a wise free agent signing or two. As a whole however, no way. There are too many holes to fill. Period. This is why oddball shotgun-wedding spring tryouts with blasts from the past, and cheap potential signings of past their prime vets, are on the way. Taking the “clearance rack” seriously is clearly going to have to be part of Idzik’s 2013 game plan “Attention K Mart shoppers, there are specials on running backs, quarterbacks and a host of other positions in aisle four.” Look whose taking the shopping cart to aisle four. The Jets are.  Where they will comb over every item on sale in that row from now until week one in September. They have no other choice. So it may be time to root for guys like Garrard and Quinn to shock the doubters, as opposed to laughing at the thought of them. Or crying at the thought of what this season could become if no lightning is found…
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