The Jets could trade a linebacker just weeks after acquiring another one.
Several teams are interested in dealing for 2016 first-round pick Darron Lee, according to a report from the NY Daily News.
New coach Adam Gase was noncommittal when asked if the team was shopping Lee.
“I know everybody is trying to figure out what’s going on,” Gase said at the annual league meetings this week, via the Daily News. “Here’s what I know: Darron’s on the roster. When April 8 hits, we’re going to work. Right now, this is how I’m looking at it.”
Lee was suspended for the final four games of the 2018 season after violating the NFL’s drug program and the Jets reportedly tried to recoup guaranteed money from him after the suspension.
At this point, it appears the Jets simply want to move on and start fresh with C.J. Mosley as the team’s star linebacker, though the addition of the former Raven would not spell the end of Lee’s tenure because they play a different position.
It is unclear what the Jets would want in a deal for Lee, but the only thing that appears to be clear right now with the linebacker is that nothing is clear.
“You control what you can control,” Gase said. “And you get ready to work. And if something changes, then you adjust. Right now, I know this: He’s coming in and we got to get to work. April 8, it starts. I’m expecting everybody to be there. If the front office decides something different, then we make an adjustment. But as of right now, all I know is I’m getting ready for all the guys on the roster right now.”