Combine update: Gase and Maccagnan speak to media

The head coaches and general managers held their annual combine pressers today and head coach Adam Gase and general manager Mike Maccagnan each shared the usual non-committal platitudes. Here were some highlights:

  • Gase spoke about the reports that the Jets will still play 3-4 during the 2019 season, saying that this will keep players familiar with the scheme and confirming that they will be multiple;
  • He praised the likes of Sam Darnold ("makes everyone better"), Chris Herndon ("a unicorn"), Robby Anderson ("very impressive") and Leonard Williams ("disruptive");
  • He also praised Darron Lee and Quincy Enunwa;
  • He has no concerns over Joe Vitt and Gregg Williams being on staff together; and
  • He seemed open to the possibility of Josh McCown returning as backup quarterback.
  • Maccagnan said they'll be active in free agency and that a focal point would be putting some talent around Darnold;
  • He is open to a trade-down scenario in the draft;
  • He said the draft is strong at the tight end, pass rusher and offensive line positions;
  • He said the Jets haven't ventured too far into potentially trading for Antonio Brown but admitted they look into almost everyone; and
  • Offensive line upgrades are a priority in free agency.