Nobody's got the Crystal Ball, not even the Rooney's, so it's all playing the odds.
Assuming the 4-game suspension rumors are true, that means we "lose him" for at most three quarters of a season.
But, what do you think the chances are that he'll fail another drug test before too much of the season is over?
If that's the case, he's gone for the whole year. At least. And I don't think chronic stoners give up the wacky weed even when their career is on the line. Look at Ricky Williams ...
At this point I agree with the F.O. - ANYTHING, even a 5th rounder, is more valuable than a player who can't see the field because of a drug suspension. I think it's telling that there are reports that the Steelers have been shopping him around for weeks and no one else wanted him.
If he stays clean - the Jets got a better deal. If he doesn't, we did. Will he stay clean - personally, I doubt it. I think the Jets are more likely to only get regrets from this move than Superbowls.
Just my , to counter balance all the talk about how stupid the Rooney's and the front office are!