NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports that there is "chatter" the Jets would try to swing a trade for Jason Campbell on draft day if the Redskins move up to draft Matthew Stafford.
This is pretty much setting the stage for a potential three-team swap. The Skins are already short on picks and would likely have to dip into their 2010 draft class to move up the board.
And the plot thickens...
Washington has the #13 pick, and would have to move up to #1 (Detroit) to lock up Stafford. If Detroit doesn't take him, the Rams may do so. According to a report by NBC Sports, St. Louis is contemplating taking Mark Sanchez at #2. If they do indeed want a QB, they would take Stafford over Sanchez. However, I don't know why the Lions wouldn't want Stafford.
If this rumor is true, two things become incredibly certain. First, the Jets are not satisfied with their quarterback situation despite Rex Ryan's unbridled support for Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff. And second, the Redskins want no part of Jason Campbell, especially after they tried to move him while in pursuit of Jay Cutler.
So the deal would seem to please all parties.
RETRACTION: Professional Dream Crusher and Goatee Connoisseur Anthony DeFranco just told me (an all of Long Island) that the report of the Lions having a deal in place with Matthew Stafford is false.
--WCWP Sports will be all over the NFL Draft this Saturday. At 2pm EST, Jordan Lauterbach, Anthony DeFranco (of semi-deceased 3rd String Safety) and I will preview the draft. Then after the draft, DeFranco will be back on the air at 11pm EST.
It's all on WCWPSports.com this Saturday.
--By the way, serious question: What's more surprising? The Rangers up 3-1 on the Washington Capitals? Or that it took 3 periods into game 4 for Alex Ovechkin to score a goal?
Holla at me.