Earlier in the week, Darrelle Revis grabbed headlines when he mentioned his attempts to convince Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco to join the New York Jets.
Darrelle, do us all a favor and stick to locking down receivers, don’t worry about trying to recruit them.
The last thing Mike Tannenbaum should consider doing is attempting to bring Chad Ochocinco on this roster. In case you haven’t heard, three of the Jets top four receivers are free agents this offseason. The primary concern needs to be getting Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith back on the team, if not all three of them than at least two of them. Any money that could be used to get Ochocinco on this roster should be used towards getting any of their own receivers back, or Antonio Cromartie, or Shaun Ellis, or any other of their numerous free agents.
Apparently Revis didn’t notice Ochocinco is coming off a 67-reception, 831-yard, four-touchdown season for an awful Cincinnati team that only started playing better when he was out of the lineup. Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes were both more productive, despite Holmes only playing 12 games. Both of them have developed chemistry with Mark Sanchez and both managed to get through the season without causing a disruption despite having to split catches between themselves, Jerricho Cotchery, and Dustin Keller.
Sanchez is on his way to being a great quarterback in the NFL, if you want to stunt his development than by all means bring Ochocinco on this roster. I am trying to think of all of those clutch catches he has made and playoff games he has won, and then I realized he has done neither in his career. Give me Holmes. Give me Braylon. Give me Brad Smith and his versatility. Don’t waste the money on Ochocinco.