You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Rangers.
Do you think the Jets will still try to pry Trent Williams from the Redskins (for less than a mid-round pick) so they can focus on a corner and rush linebacker in first two rounds of draft? — Steve M
Should we trade for Trent Williams (say a third-round pick) in a sign-and-trade and then go wideout in first round? — Alfred
The Trent Williams situation is an interesting one to watch in Washington. I do think the Jets have some interest, but I would categorize it more as mild than wild. You guys are focusing on the draft-pick compensation the Redskins would want, but the bigger hurdle is the contract. Williams reportedly is seeking $20 million a year in a new contract. We have seen the way GM Joe Douglas operates, and signing a soon-to-be 32-year-old for $20 million a year does not fit the mold.
Williams is a great player, but it makes no sense for the Jets to spend big money on him.
What compensatory pick will the Jets get for Robby Anderson next year? — Michael Flaherty
Probably none. The way the compensatory-pick formula works is you have to lose more players than you sign, and then contract values factor in. The Jets have been very active in free agency, signing volume rather than spending big money on a few free agents. They have had some free-agent losses — Anderson,…