Pacman makes zero sense for Jets


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Despite a heavily recirculated report, there are four excellent reasons the New York Jets wouldn't be interested in Adam "Pacman" Jones.

Aside from "scrip clubs," that is.

The Jets have a greater need for Manny Pacquiao. They already have plenty of cornerbacks.

Reason No. 1: Pro Bowler Darrelle Revis holds down the left side.

Reason No. 2: They traded for Lito Sheppard to put him on the right side.

Reason No. 3: They signed free-agent Donald Strickland.

Reason No. 4: Dwight Lowery, the most overlooked member of the group, is back. Lowery started on opening day as a rookie. He started the first 10 games until the Jets signed Ty Law in November.

Law reportedly is talking to the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns. Why not the Jets? Because they don't need another cornerback.

And here's Bonus Reason No. 5: Pro Bowl return specialist Leon Washington fielded every punt and 48 kickoffs last year.

Jones adds value to a roster because he's a dangerous return man, but the Jets already have one of the best in the business. Washington's return duties could be lessened, of course, if his offensive role gets expanded, especially if the Thomas Jones holdout gets ugly.

But the bottom line, even without Jones' off-field problems considered, the Jets need him as much as they need Brett Favre.