"I don't know [if I'll be back]," said Evans. "I really do wanna come back. I feel like I haven't given the team a full season. My first year I came in out of shape, and then this year I missed eight games. So [if they want me back], I plan on staying up here the whole time. [I'll] start working out in January preparing for next season." The Jets will likely bring Evans back because the feel he can bring energy and toughness to a defense that needs a large does of both . . .
Vinny Testaverde on Monday once again reiterated his desire to remain as the #2 quarterback, and if he isn't, he wants to play elsewhere.
"I'm not gonna be somewhere where I don't enjoy playing," said Testaverde. "I think I'll wait to see what they have to say. They may already have their scenario for next year. If it's one I disagree with, I wouldn't want to do that."
It's clear the Jets want Brooks Bollinger to take over in the near future as Chad Pennington's backup, but the question is when? Bollinger is a better fit for the West Coast offense.
"Sometimes it's not the best player, it's the player that best fits the system," said Testaverde.
Jets brass was non-committal on whether Testaverde will be asked to be the #3 quarterback.
"We expect him to come back," said GM Terry Bradway. "When he comes back, we'll sit down and talk. I haven't talked to him about that."
"I have to have a conversation with Vinny," said coach Herman Edwards. "Before I can answer that question, I'd like to speak to Vinny first." . . .
"It's on the radar screen, you know, there's no question about that," said Bradway. "That's one of the areas we have to look at this spring." . . .