AFC Notes: Chargers, Chiefs, Jets

     

Chargers

  • The Athletic’s Daniel Popper expects the Chargers to retain DC Gus Bradley.
  • If Chargers QB Philip Rivers comes back for another year, Popper expects Los Angeles to use the No. 6 overall pick on an offensive linemen. Otherwise, quarterback would be the obvious target. 
  • Chargers signed LB Malik Jefferson and TE Stephen Anderson to futures contracts.

Chiefs

  • According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka would be the next apparent heir at offensive coordinator if current Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy takes a head coaching position. 

Jets

  • Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, Jets HC Adam Gase said the organization is committed to S Jamal Adams despite trade rumors earlier this year: “You guys know where I stand with Jamal. He has been one of the best players I have ever seen play in person. He’s done nothing but work extremely hard, fight through injury, be there for his teammates, make plays when we needed him to. He has been the heart and soul of our defense.”
  • Jets GM Joe Douglas also praised Adams but didn’t commit to making him an extension offer. (Brian Costello)
  • Douglas reiterated his philosophy of always listening when teams call with trade offers but added that discussion surrounding Adams at the deadline this year were “never serious.” (Connor Hughes)
  • Douglas spoke effusively about the job Gase did with the Jets down the stretch in 2019: “Not many 1-7 teams finish 6-2 down the stretch. I can’t speak to how great of a job Adam and his staff did.” (Hughes)
  • Douglas mentioned he had a good discussion with impending free-agent WR Robby Anderson: “He knows how valued he is here.” (Manish Mehta)
  • The Jets expect WR Quincy Enunwa to return in 2020. (Hughes)

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