AFC Notes: Colts, Jets, Patriots


Dianna Russini of ESPN asked Colts QB Jacoby Brissett on the sideline of Saturday’s XFL game about the rumors Indianapolis could be looking to bring in another quarterback this offseason.

“I’m just doing my job,” Brissett said in response to the question.


  • Brian Costello of the New York Post believes that the Jets should “at the least” explore their options toward acquiring Redskins LT Trent Williams in a trade. Although, it would likely be “too rich” for GM Joe Douglas. 
  • Costello notes that a deal for Williams would require adequate trade compensation and a contract extension for him, which would be the “tricker aspect” for New York. 
  • In the end, Costello does not think the Jets would want to make Williams the highest-paid tackle in the NFL at $19-20 million per year.
  • Costello questions whether a 2020 third-round and 2021 fifth-round picks would be enough to land Williams in a trade given he is 31-years old.
  • Costello points out that the Browns are expected to be interested in him after hiring former Redskins OL coach Bill Callahan to the same position in Cleveland. 
  • Regarding an initial report that indicated the Jets were signing Titans’ free-agent RT Jack Conklin, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News believes it would be foolish of Conklin to limit his options prior to the start of free agency, given that he could make $16-18 million on the open market. 
  • Although Mehta calls Conklin a “quality option”, he does not view him as a top-five tackle in the league while some around the NFL feel Conklin could potentially provide a “buyers remorse” similar to the Giants and LT Nate Solder. 
  • Mehta also names Lions OL Graham Glasgow as a player to keep an eye on for the Jets this offseason. 


  • Tom Curran of NBC Boston reiterates that the Patriots are willing to “extend” themselves in order to re-sign QB Tom Brady and if the gap between the two parties is big enough, owner Robert Kraft will encourage both Brady and Bill Belichick to bridge that gap.
  • However, Curran says if there’s a chasm, Kraft will not step in, despite the fact that he’s maintained that he wants Brady to retire as a Patriot.
  • According to Curran, negotiations have yet to begin between the Patriots and Brady.
  • Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald mentions Packers TE Marcedes Lewis as a potential free agent target for the Patriots this offseason.

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