Jets Reportedly Interested In Maclin

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The Jets are interested in free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, according to a report.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes that the Jets “covet” Maclin and view him as a No. 1 receiver when healthy. New York, which had the 31st-ranked passing offense in 2013, is apparently interested in Pittsburgh’s Emmanuel Sanders as well.

Former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhingweg is the Jets’ OC and certainly knows what Maclin is capable of. Put need position + former coach together, and the interest makes perfect sense. (Hence why Kansas City will likely come calling before it’s all said and done.)

There is little doubt that Maclin will  have his fair share of suitors, but it’s unclear what the offers will look like given that he is coming off an ACL tear. The wideout legitimately wants to stay in Philly and is willing to take a one-year prove-it deal if need be, but will weigh all of his options.

Maclin’s agent and Howie Roseman have had some preliminary talks.

The 25-year old tore his right ACL back in 2006 as well while playing for Missouri.  Roseman was asked how much that factors into the thinking when deciding whether to commit to Maclin moving forward.

“We rely on our doctors and our trainers. When they tell us the guy is healthy and has a good prognosis going forward, we trust that,” he said.

The rehab is said to be going well and Maclin anticipates that will be able to fully participate in OTAs this spring.

He got the attention of some Eagles fans last week with a tweet that simply said, “Stay tuned y’all.” That wasn’t a hint that a deal was close, we’re told, but instead was about all the work that he is putting in and the fruit that it will bear. His message on Friday was much more clear.