After a short hiatus, the New York Jets mailbag is back. Naturally, our question of the week involves the quarterback position.
@RichCimini: In fact, this is the 20-year anniversary of the Peyton Manning blow-off. Diehard fans will recall the Jets had the No. 1 overall pick in 1997, but they never got a chance to consider Manning because he decided to stay in school. Maybe it would’ve turned out differently if Bill Parcells had promised Archie Manning that he’d pick his son — they had two conversations before Peyton’s decision — but Parcells made no such guarantee, citing the league’s anti-tampering rules. I always found that amusing. Since when did Parcells, who flirted with the Jets while under contract with the New England Patriots, worry about bending the rules?