Is it possible for the New York Jets to have a quiet offseason program?
The team that has become infamous for its circus-like atmosphere will kick off the 2013 season with voluntary workouts on Monday. It is a time for players and coaches to get know each other, work on improvement and begin building for training camp and the upcoming season.
But most of the spotlight will be on two players who probably will not be on the roster in the fall: Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow. Expect plenty of attention from the New York media to get their thoughts on how they have been treated by the Jets this offseason. Both have been put on the trade market and left in the dark about their futures.
Revis and Tebow will make headlines regardless this week by simply showing up. Revis is required to be there in order to collect a $3 million bonus, and Tebow is a workaholic who wants to show the Jets how much he's improved. According to Tebow, he's had his best offseason yet in the NFL.
But New York must do what it can to keep the focus on improving and getting ready for the upcoming season. If the Jets want to get away from their well-earned circus reputation, it starts now with a quiet offseason program.