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Brunell likely to become a Jet, eventually

In April there was mutual interest between the Jets and free agent quarterback Mark Brunell, but the Jets couldn’t sign Brunell because of the “Final Eight Plan.”

But the Final Eight restriction (which says the eight teams that played in the divisional round of the playoffs can only sign as many unrestricted free agents as they lose) is lifted on July 22. And Brunell is likely to become a Jet after that.

Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports that there’s a feeling around the Jets that it’s only a matter of time before Brunell signs with the team. The Jets and Brunell can’t actually agree to a contract right now, but the team may have quietly assured Brunell that he’ll get an offer on July 22, and Brunell may be willing to wait until then.

So by the time training camp starts, Brunell may be the backup to Mark Sanchez, and Kellen Clemens may be the odd man out. Clemens, a 2006 second-round pick, has said he’d like to go somewhere else because he’d like to compete for a starting job. According to Cimini, Clemens knows the writing is on the wall for him in New York.

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22 Responses to “Brunell likely to become a Jet, eventually”
  1. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 27, 2010 6:01 PM

    Clemens sucks he’s worst then Jaws son

  2. irishgary says: May 27, 2010 6:08 PM

    Burnell should start he’s better than the turd Sanchez

  3. East Bay Ray says: May 27, 2010 6:26 PM

    MDS, you fail to mention the most remarkable thing about this story. Brunell will turn 40 years old early in this upcoming season. That is ancient for an NFL player.

  4. Citizen Strange says: May 27, 2010 6:34 PM

    IMO Mark Sanchez has already peaked. An easy schedule including an early season win against a still recovering from the knee injury Tom Brady and dives by the Colts and Bengals got the Jets in the playoffs.
    This year the Jets will take a step back. Rex Ryan is mostly talk.

  5. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 27, 2010 6:39 PM

    The Jets probably want to get rid of Clemens and bring in Brunell so that Sanchez doesn’t feel like he’s in danger if things start to go south. Funny thing is, I’d put $10 on Mark Brunell starting by game 6.

  6. TFBuckFutter says: May 27, 2010 6:49 PM

    “So by the time training camp starts, Brunell may be the backup to Mark Sanchez, and Kellen Clemens may be the odd man out.”
    Good news Browns fans!

  7. monropoobah says: May 27, 2010 7:16 PM

    Citizen Strange says:
    May 27, 2010 6:34 PM
    IMO Mark Sanchez has already peaked. An easy schedule including an early season win against a still recovering from the knee injury Tom Brady and dives by the Colts and Bengals got the Jets in the playoffs.
    I am so looking forward to this season. there’s gonna be so many ‘can’t find my own website’ jets haters eating their words it’s going to be a real delight

  8. downwithdansnyder says: May 27, 2010 7:24 PM

    I think JaFatus Russell is a joke, but a better #3 prospect than Brunell. #3 is supposed to be a promising up and comer. Not that Fatus is promising, but he has more upside than Brunell, as sad as that may be.

  9. Matt.Walsh says: May 27, 2010 7:52 PM

    HAHAHA….sign away boys…you will still finish 8-8…or worse

  10. NJBoysFan says: May 27, 2010 7:52 PM

    This is a joke right? Like haha May 27th Fools day!

  11. NYJALLFINGDAY says: May 27, 2010 8:08 PM

    Citizen Strange says: May 27, 2010 6:34 PM
    IMO Mark Sanchez has already peaked.
    Hey, your stupidity is showing!

  12. johnny1979 says: May 27, 2010 8:34 PM

    Brunell will be a great sounding board for Sanchez, who is on the path to stardom!!!

  13. vanhelsing says: May 27, 2010 9:01 PM

    brunell cant play anymore.
    jacarcus wont ever be able to play.
    with brunell out of n’awlins, jo-ey is moving up there.

  14. Larry David says: May 27, 2010 9:15 PM

    Is Brunell really better for the backup qb role over a guy who is going into his 6th year in the same system? If that’s the case, Clemons must really be bad.

  15. stkurt says: May 27, 2010 10:31 PM

    As a Saints fan, I wish Brunell all the luck in the world and thank him for his time here in New Orleans. He is a great mentor for a young QB like Sanchez. However, in my opinion Brunell’s days in the NFL are done.

  16. NYJALLFINGDAY says: May 27, 2010 11:39 PM

    # stkurt says: May 27, 2010 10:31 PM
    As a Saints fan, I wish Brunell all the luck in the world and thank him for his time here in New Orleans. He is a great mentor for a young QB like Sanchez. However, in my opinion Brunell’s days in the NFL are done.
    Mentor is probably the capacity they’ll use him in, I don’t see him getting much if any playtime.

  17. JasonW says: May 28, 2010 12:18 AM

    Jets haters make me go LOL.

  18. patpatriotagain says: May 28, 2010 2:31 AM

    jets are truly the biggest losers. why do you need brunell when you have future HOF’er mark sanchez?
    7-9

  19. LiOn TaMeR says: May 28, 2010 5:07 AM

    I am a Sanchez fan, although I think his troubles last year were slightly due to the high wind factor, I hope he can adjust. or maybe his arm strength isn’t strong enough to make it happin. Watching the few games that I did , it looked as if the ball kinda sailed on him a bit.

  20. GRpatriot says: May 28, 2010 11:17 AM

    Why hasn’t Rex signed A.D.? He’ still on the street.

  21. JetChris says: Jun 1, 2010 9:13 AM

    If he signed with any other team, you goons would love the signing. Rex needed a veteran last season at QB and he didnt have a capable one. Brunell will come in to help Sanchez is all….Having a veteran QB to help a young QB works wonders in most cases. Sanchez will benefit from this.

  22. Ravenmuscle says: Jun 25, 2010 11:28 AM

    Great Point JetChris. Exactly why we signed Marc Bulger. He sucked late in his career in St. Louis because he had NOTHING around him…especially an offensive line.

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