Don't even start cooking up pipe dreams. The New York Jets won't be trading for one of the league's best running backs in Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew, as the cost of bringing in the 2011 rushing leader is too high for even the Jets.
Manish Mehta of the Daily News reported the Jets wouldn't pursue the running back, who is now on the trading block after refusing to report to Jaguars' camp. The three-time Pro Bowler might have seemed like a great fit for New York -- the Jets love bringing in high-profile players, and with a sputtering offense that's only scored nine points in two preseason games, they're in need of some help.
With the retirement of LaDainian Tomlinson, Shonn Greene is the Jets' go-to running back, and while he's a good one, he's not a great one. And with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow under center, it's hard not to hypothesize that the Jets will need to depend heavily on their ground game to move the ball this season. But Jones-Drew simply isn't in the cards.