LaDainian Tomlinson lays out a blueprint for the New York Jets franchise to become relevant again.
A decade ago, the New York Jets were in the postseason and marching to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances.
Fast forward a decade later, and the Jets needed 14 weeks before earning a win and with it ended any hope of landing Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 pick. Even when the Jets win, they lose.
With Jets fans already looking forward to 2021 and wondering if they’ll ever regain the relevancy they had 10 years ago, LaDainian Tomlinson might have the exact the plan they need to hear.
Tomlinson laid out a plan on Mark Sanchez’s 4th And Forever series for the Jets going forward and it actually sounds like a pretty solid blueprint for success.
LaDainain Tomlinson thinks he has the perfect plan to rebuild the Jets
“What I’ve seen so far from Adam Gase, he hasn’t developed his quarterbacks,” Tomlinson said. “He even admitted [that] himself, that, he ‘failed Sam Darnold.’”
Tomlinson told Sanchez that the team would need a new regime to develop a franchise quarterback, should that be the route the team goes with in this April’s draft strategy. That plan, according to Tomlinson, starts with replacing head coach Adam Gase.
As far as who that franchise quarterback could be, Tomlinson thinks the Jets shouldn’t let losing the No. 1 pick stop them from doing everything they can to draft Trevor Lawrence.
“If you’re in a position to draft a Trevor Lawrence, I mean, how can you pass on a kid like that?” Tomlinson argued. “[Lawrence] could be this transcending talent at the quarterback position for the next 10 to 15 years.”