There have been a plethora of questionable decisions from NFL front offices this offseason. That includes the New York Jets’ decision to fire their general manager and give first-year head coach Adam Gase the keys to the kingdom.
Further west, the Oakland Raiders are seemingly at a breaking point as they prepare for relocation to Las Vegas. Meanwhile, we’re openly wondering what is happening in Arizona.
These are the 10 biggest dumpster fires in the NFL as the league prepares for its 2019 season.
New York Jets
Let’s peel the band-aid off right now. These Jets are now the biggest joke in the entire NFL after giving Adam Gase the power to run the front office following the firing of Mike Maccagnan as general manager. Sure Maccagnan was horrible in that role. But Gase’s track record (or lack there of) in Miami isn’t indicative of success in this new role. Now that it’s being noted Gase was not happy about the Le’Veon Bell signing, we’re openly wondering how that situation is going to play out. It’s not great optics for an organization headed by young quarterback Sam Darnold.
Prior to trading Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins during the 2019 NFL Draft, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim had been avoiding the quarterback. This came a calendar year after the Cards traded into the top 10 to land Rosen. It’s just a continuation of the issues we’ve seen with this organization. One now has to wonder how the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray dynamic is going to work. Kingsbury has no pro coaching experience and was less than successful as a head coach in college. Things could turn ugly here.
The Raiders, led by first-year general manager Mike Mayock, sent pretty much their entire scouting staff home just days before the 2019 NFL Draft in April. Questionable decision making at the top of the draft led to even more issues. Add in Jon Gruden’s MO in shaping this roster, and one has to wonder if any type of consistent success is possible in Oakland. That’s magnified by the on-again, off-again relationship between Gruden and franchise quarterback Derek Carr. The hope here is that the Raiders’ last season in Oakland before relocating to Las Vegas isn’t a complete dumpster fire.
New York Giants
Did the Giants salvage any short-term hope by surprisingly selecting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft? As of right now, the answer to that question has to be a resounding no. This came a little more than a month after general manager David Gettleman traded star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for pennies on the dollar. Now committed to Eli Manning for the 2019 season (and potentially beyond), one can’t even say the Giants are in rebuild mode. Rather, they are …read more