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Sam Darnold discusses the possibility of making calls without crowd noise

If the NFL opens the season in empty stadiums, the lack of crowd noise would be an adjustment for the quarterbacks. That’s the word from Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who discussed the possibility in an ESPN Radio interview. “It would be a little bit different, obviously, not having the fans there,” Darnold said, via SNY. [more]

Dolphins remain in play for Logan Ryan

Logan Ryan won’t return to Tennessee, and by all accounts, the Jets are favored to land him. But the Dolphins “remain in play” for the cornerback, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Ryan and the Dolphins have had recent talks despite their riches at cornerback. Ryan, 29, wants close to the $9.5 million he made [more]

Jason Peters says he can play into his 40s

Free agent offensive tackle Jason Peters remains unsigned well into the offseason, but if any teams think the 38-year-old Peters is getting too old for the job, he’d like to disabuse them of that notion. Peters won’t turn 40 until after the 2021 season, and he has told friends he can play that long and [more]

Report: Jets believe they’ll sign Logan Ryan to one-year deal

There was a report last month that the Jets were contemplating a run at free agent cornerback Logan Ryan and it appears they decided to make that push. It also appears that they believe that push will be a successful one. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the team believes they [more]

Jets’ Mekhi Becton making virtual visits to children’s hospital

Jets rookie offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is making an impact in his community before he makes an impact on the field. Becton was shown in a video posted by the Jets making a virtual visit to Goryeb Children’s Hospital, talking over video conference with several children. Even not being able to see him in person, [more]

Sam Darnold unworried about contracting COVID-19 when team facility reopens

Sam Darnold dealt with mononucleosis last fall, missing three games. He isn’t worried about contracting COVID-19. The Jets quarterback said he trusts authorities to “do their due diligence and make sure we’re safe coming back.” “As long as we’re allowed to be in the facility and be practicing and be playing games, I’m not going [more]

Adam Gase: Le’Veon Bell, Frank Gore can do some damage together

Frank Gore said last week that the chance to play for Adam Gase again helped convince him to sign with the Jets and the head coach has warm feelings for the running back as well. Gase said that Gore has “outstanding work ethic, football intelligence and that natural leadership where they affect other guys in [more]

Report: Jets had interest in Andy Dalton

Five teams pursued Andy Dalton after the Bengals released him. One of those reportedly was the Jets. Rich Cimini of ESPN reports the Jets “flirted with” Dalton before he signed with the Cowboys, and the interest was “mutual.” The Jets need a veteran a quarterback and should sign one. They currently have David Fales and [more]

C.J. Mosley: Trading Jamal Adams would be “a crazy move”

Jets safety Jamal Adams was the subject of trade chatter heading into last year’s trade deadline and his lack of a new contract has kept it on the radar this offseason as well. General Manager Joe Douglas has done his best to keep it off the front burner by saying on multiple occasions that the [more]

Check out our post-draft #PFTPM interview series

Over the past couple of weeks, the #PFTPM podcast has generated extended interviews with various team decision-makers in the wake of the 2020 draft. If you’ve missed them, here’s your chance to catch up. Just click the link and click the accompanying videos to see (via Zoom) and hear from the likes of: Cowboys COO [more]

Jets matriarch Betty Wold Johnson dies at 99

Betty Wold Johnson, the mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson, has died at the age of 99. Although she did not have a formal role in the Jets’ front office, Johnson loved the team her sons ran and referred to the players as her grandchildren. Former Jet Darrelle Revis wrote on Twitter [more]

Joe Burrow and Baker Mayfield headline Thursday night in Week Two

First overall pick Joe Burrow will be making his first Thursday night appearance in Week Two of the regular season if all goes according to plan. The Bengals are set to be in Cleveland as the Thursday Night Football slate gets underway. Baker Mayfield got his first NFL win on a Thursday night against the [more]

Jets and Dolphins will play each other in back-to-back games

The Jets and Dolphins will be able to double-dip on game-planning in the middle of the season. The AFC East rivals will play in Miami in Week 10, and again in New York in Week 12. Since both teams have a Week 11 bye, it means they’ll play each other in back-to-back games. According to [more]

19 teams have deferred season-ticket payments (which means 13 haven’t)

Good news: Three more than half of all NFL teams have deferred season-ticket payments amid a pandemic that has turned the economy, and the world, upside down. Bad news: Three fewer than half have not. Via Jarrett Bell of USA Today, 19 teams have deferred payments for season-ticket packages. Of those 19 teams, several either [more]

Reports: Early-season schedule won’t focus on interconference games

The notion that the NFL might front-load the schedule with nothing but interconference games — to make it easier to cancel them if need be — appears to be debunked. A number of early reports about tonight’s schedule reveal show division games in Week One and early in the season. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee [more]

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