Jets make push for former Cowboys pass rusher
The Jets have been in the market for an outside pass rusher for about the past decade, and they brought in a free agent to potentially fill that hole on a visit Monday.
The plan worked at first. After a quiet summer, Manziel’s performance spiked at the start of the 2015 season. Johnny Football is back and better than ever, The Post wrote after the Browns’ first preseason game against the Redskins, when he completed 7 of 11 attempts for 42 yards.
But let’s look at how and why New Mexico State made this year’s NCAA Tournament.
In addition to a roster recruited from France, Australia and Trinidad, the state-funded school’s biggest get this season was 6-foot-4 guard Zach Lofton, who has averaged 20 points and five rebounds.
First, Lofton played for three high schools. One closed, the next was near his home in Minnesota, the third an Iowa prep academy that draws aspiring college basketball players from throughout the country. Some call such schools basketball warehouses.
Former Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa visited the Jets on Monday, a source confirmed. Mayowa had six sacks in 2016 for the Cowboys, but just one last year.
The 26-year-old began his career with the Seahawks and spent some time with the Raiders before signing with the Cowboys in 2016. He had knee and back issues last year.
Dallas cut Mayowa last Wednesday. Unlike free agents still under contract, who must wait until Wednesday to sign, Mayowa is free to visit teams and sign whenever he wants. The NFL Network reported he is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Tuesday and the Seahawks and Colts have also shown interest.
Maccagnan better blow away Cousins — everyone’s $30 Million Man — with an offer he can’t refuse, because the Vikings can offer the chance to win a Super Bowl, and he can’t.
In this cutthroat game of musical quarterbacks, Maccagnan’s task would be complicated further as there is no guarantee the Jets will be able to land the Quarterback of the Future they desire with the sixth pick of the NFL draft if they do not trade up.