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I'll be back in 2023 after the holidays. And so, yeah, unfortunately, well, if you're a New York Jets fan, the Jets lost tonight 19-3. Zach Wilson was benched again. First he was benched for Mike White, and then Mike White gets hurt, and then Zach Wilson comes back. And now he's benched for a dude, let's see, his name is Chris Streveller.

He's going to be 28 years old. He was a quarterback that went right from college into the CFL, the Canadian Football League. And so, yeah, things are on the down and down for Zach Wilson and the New York Jets. The New York Jets, their record falls to 7-8. They're on a four game losing streak.

This is their eighth straight prime time loss here losing on Thursday night. And the Jacksonville Jaguars, man, they are on a run right now. The Jags have won four out of their last five games. They spent the entire month of October just losing five consecutive losses. And so, so far it's been a tale of two seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They improved their record to 7-8, and they have two games left this season. And if they win both of these games, they will go into the playoffs. After beating the Jets tonight, the Jacksonville Jaguars will go to Houston to take on the one-win Texans. And then they take on the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are the team that's in front of them in the AFC South. And the Titans are going to be without Ryan Tannehill who's probably going to need surgery on his busted up ankle. And so it'd be a hell of a story to see the Jacksonville Jaguars go back to the playoffs in their first season under Doug Peterson. With Trevor Lawrence, who by the way was selected number one overall last year ahead of Zach Wilson.

That'd be cool to see, man. Jags haven't been to the playoffs since that AFC Championship game with Blake Bortles. Yeah, it's been quite some time and we know their existence starting off in 1995. They had a hot start as a franchise, but they have just been pockmarked with just terrible football. Three wins, four wins, one win, five wins, six wins. It's tough being a Jags fan.

And so any little bit of success that they can get, kudos to them. We know last year was a complete disaster for the Jacksonville Jaguars with Urban Meyer running the squad. And now you have an adult, you have a grown up, you have someone who actually has NFL experience. And not just as a Super Bowl winning head coach, but also as a quarterback himself in the league. And that's Doug Peterson. After the victory tonight over these hapless New York Jets, or at least the quarterback stinks, Doug Peterson, he had positive words to say about his team, the franchise, and how they're now able to pull things together at the perfect time. It's a mark of a team that's beginning to play good football, meaningful football at the end of the season. And we've talked a lot about that, having meaningful games here down the stretch, and these guys, they're battling through a lot.

Yeah, they are battling through a lot, and Trevor Lawrence is really starting to click. Tonight, okay, no passing touchdowns for Trevor Lawrence. It was raining, it was wet. He did, or he was straps, would I say strap sick? What am I saying? Strip sacked early on in the game by Quinnen Williams.

I'm over here making up phrases. But besides that, he was able to go out there and score a rushing touchdown. He had 51 yards rushing on the ground. He threw for 229 yards. And then if you have to think back, he's been on a hot streak, man. 13 touchdowns to 1 interception recently for Trevor Lawrence. He's been hot like fish grease.

And he spoke after the game as well as he wore his ugly Christmas sweater. This is what Trevor Lawrence had to say about the team, the victory, and where they're going. It was a great night. Defense freaking stepped up the whole night. Obviously conditions weren't great, but just find a way to win. This point in the year, where we're at, got a lot of momentum, a lot of juice. Guys are fired up. Yeah, and we know this, and I'm going to say this. Please, Jacksonville, don't lose to Houston.

Don't fall for it. It's like the Houston Texans, they have one victory. But despite having that one victory, if you have to think about what they've been able to do recently, they've been scaring the living hell out of some teams. They scared the living hell out of Kansas City.

They scared the daylights out of Dallas. Don't get caught up in the trap getting ready to take on the Houston Texans. And then, come on Jacksonville, finish it up. Last game of the season against the Tennessee Titans. I always want to see Derrick Henry abuse people.

I want to see Derrick Henry rush for 300 yards. And I hope that it comes in a loss because the Titans are going to be wasting everybody's time in the postseason anyway. Might as well see Jacksonville end with a positive record.

How about this? Jacksonville Jaguars finished the season with a record of 9-8. They win the AFC South, and we have an opportunity to see Trevor Lawrence and Doug Peterson in the playoffs in their first year together.

Sign me up for that. Meanwhile, the New York Jets, they get further and further away from the playoffs. Come on, the New York Jets aren't going to the playoffs this year.

It looked like it about a month ago, earlier this month. They're now on a four game losing streak. Zach Wilson has no confidence. Rob Salah had to bench him for a barely NFL player. And everybody's opining for Mike White to be healthy. I don't know how you fix fractured ribs. You don't.

You have to wait for them to heal. And things just got ugly for Zach Wilson. I mean, he threw an interception at the end of the first half. The game was 13-3 at this point. The New York Jets couldn't generate an inch of offense.

And Zach Wilson, he was getting booed. I want you to listen to this courtesy of the Jets Radio Network. He's back to throw, out of the pocket. And he will heave a long one up the right side of the field. And it's going to be intercepted and returned out to midfield by Devin Lloyd. He'll lateral one back and the Jets will make the tackle and that will end the half. And the Jets will start the third quarter with the football. But not much momentum as they go to the locker room in front of some unhappy fans. Down 13-3.

Yeah. Unhappy fans to say the least. They were standing out there in the rain and the cold. And they were watching crap football. They got all the reasons in the world to boo. Al Michaels heard the boos as well on the Amazon Prime broadcast. And how about their boos were in HD? Listen. Well, well, well.

Audio will tell you all you need to know. Yeah, the audio says that the Jets fans can't stand Zach Wilson. The audio says that, well you could listen to the actual New York Jets players over the past month. It doesn't seem like they like Zach Wilson as well.

Coach Robert Salah. He was asked after the game, why did you bench Zach? No, it was we were trying to change up to get the run game going.

Obviously I know Zach was struggling. But he, you know, Streveller came in. He ran a couple of plays. Sparked the offense. Got the explosive play. And so just snowballed in a good way for Streve. So we just wanted to give him an opportunity to try to finish that drive.

Okay, yeah, sure. We all know he's struggling. He knows he's struggling. Everybody witnessing the game knows that he's struggling, coach. Why is he struggling?

There's a lot of things. I mean, one, couldn't get the run game going again. Protection wasn't as good as we wanted it to be. Obviously there was a couple of missed throws.

It was collective coaching all the way down. Okay, well, let's hear from Zach Wilson. He took his medicine.

I give him that. He got benched. He stood on the sideline in the rain. I didn't know if a tear fell from his face because it was raining.

Couldn't tell. But when it came down to the press conference after the game, he stood there. He looked the reporters in the eye. He wasn't a complete jerk. He answered the questions and he was asked, hey man, why did you suck? Why weren't you good tonight? Why weren't you greater than what you showed? Didn't have any rhythm out there. Just trying to find some confidence out there on the field and just find something to get us going. A little spark. Couldn't get anything there, man.

I had opportunities and I got to be able to connect on those. We're going to go back and watch it. I'm sure coaches will detail it up and stuff for us. Save yourself some time. Don't watch it.

It's not going to do anything but make you sick. Zach Wilson knows what he did out there. No need to rewatch it.

Garbage. I told you I think he's going to get another chance. Super producer Shep thinks that it's over.

It's Mike White's time. I saw a comment by Ryan Fitzpatrick, obviously now on Amazon, former quarterback for the Jets and a million other teams. He says that Zach Wilson's time in New York is over. I'm not so sure. I think we can say that.

It's easy to say it right now. The team is not a fan. Teammates not fans.

The fans not fans of Zach Wilson. This man got benched for Chris Streveller, former CFL player. He's been in the league for two years now. He went straight from college to the Canadian Football League.

855-2124 CBS. Gilberto is here from San Diego. You're on the JR Sportbree show. Hola como estas JR? Bien y tu?

Muy bien, muy bien. Before I get into your Jets, I want to thank you for a wonderful year. Listening to you every weekday, talk about sports, about life, about life in sports, about the players. It's wonderful.

You get so many insights and I get to learn a lot. Especially about to be patient with the developments of teams like you have been for your Jets for a long time. Zach Wilson might not have been the right choice for New York. Maybe it got too big for him. I think the kid is good, but maybe that is not the right place for him. There was a concern of that before he was even drafted.

How does this young man coming out of BYU come over into the big city leaving Utah and now here he is thrown into New York City. How is he going to bounce back? And the answer might be he might not bounce back. I do have to give him credit for how he has handled his ass whooping. And when I say his ass whooping, I mean the benching. The first time how he handled it, you know, yeah, he made a mistake. It was just ridiculous what he said, not taking accountability for how he played, but then to come on and actually apologize. And then even after this game, I have to applaud him for how he responded to the media tonight. But the fact is, nobody cares. Like you actually have to perform out on the field.

There's only but so many, yeah, I need to do better that anybody's going to tolerate. And I think he only has quote unquote, one more of those left in him. And the only reason why I think he's not being just dumped for good right now outside of the New York Jets investment in him is that they're going to have a full offseason to evaluate and see whether or not he's actually going to improve and step up. And that I think will be the right move.

You already have it. He can be there for three, four more years, give him one more year, get him more experience, and have a quarterback battle and let him earn it. Because being a number two draft pick, he's not entitled to anything. He has to earn it.

And now he has to show even he has to double down on earning everything. He has to be much better than what he's ever been. And I hope for him that he performs because he was good at BYU. Hopefully his confidence is back because you guys have a great coach. You have an amazing defense. And the Jets are only going to get better as a team.

They just need the leader, the quarterback. And with that, J.R., I wish you the best for next year. I'm looking forward to listening to you next year.

And above all, a lot of health. And I thank you again, J.R. Thank you, Gilberto. I wish you nothing but the best as well through the holiday season and into the new year. I appreciate you, man. Thank you, man.

No doubt. All the best to Gilberto out in Southern California. Chuck is here from Alabama. You're on the J.R. sport reef show. Hey, hey, J.R., warmest of holiday greetings to you.

Thank you. Hey, man, just wanted to get your opinion. What do you think about the Gasol brothers getting back in the league? Are you serious right now? Are you a holiday joke? No, I just, I mean, in my Mount Rushmore of NBA players, Pooh Gasol is right there on the top. What did you, Pooh, what is his name? Pooh, is it Pooh Gasol?

Yeah. What's his brother's name? Mark. Mark and Pooh?

Gasol. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Pooh and Mark, yeah, yeah. Well, I got to let you know, Pooh is on his way into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Exactly, right. But I thought he might have another, a little more shelf life. Yeah, no, he's, well, not in the United States of America. Pooh Gasol is also gone.

He's also on the other side of 40. Well, I don't know, man. I've watched a lot of hoops and I think... When is the last time you saw Pooh Gasol actually play basketball? It's been a few years, right? Yeah, but he's still got it. No, he doesn't.

Sorry, Chuck, I hate to tell you that. There's a reason why Pooh Gasol is going into the Basketball Hall of Fame and it's because he's done. What about Pau Gasol?

Is he going into the Hall of Fame? No, Pooh. Pooh, got it. Pooh Gasol. The Gasol brothers. Yeah, Pooh and Mark Gasol. The future Hall of Famers. Neither one of these guys would be able to play defense right now if you actually needed them to. They weren't good at it necessarily on the perimeter when they were playing.

And one of them actually picked up a defensive player of the year award and they would not last right now in the league on the defensive side. 8-5-5, 2-1-2-4, CBS. Let's go from Pooh Gasol to P.J.

in Sacramento. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. Hey, JR!

It's P.J., the Dominos delivery driver. How are you doing? I'm good. How are you? Good, good. I know, you know, big Vikings fan, that's always... Every time I call you, I always talk about the Vikings. I just want to know, what do you think about Justin Jefferson in the conversation for MVP this year? I don't think it will happen. I mean, we could throw anybody in the conversation in every year and he certainly has amazing numbers.

What is he up to? 1,707 touchdowns. He has two more games. I think if we're ever going to see a wide receiver walk away with the MVP award, the numbers are going to have to be astronomical on a winning team. And he might be leading the league in receptions and yards and all things considered, right now you could say, really, that he's the best wide receiver in the game. But I don't think the numbers are just otherworldly.

I'm talking about... So, Cooper Cupp was the first dude to have 2,000 yards receiving last year. And we know it's because there's a 17-game season. Otherwise, maybe Jerry Rice or Larry Fitzgerald would have had it by now. Or Randy Moss was Tom Brady that one season. Yeah, with the 50 touchdowns. Sure. I think Justin Jefferson would have to have these same numbers with like, I don't know, like 15 receptions and touchdown receptions. I don't think Justin is going to get an MVP. We can talk about it, but I'd be shocked if it happened.

I wouldn't put any money on it. Right, right. Well, thanks for yours so much and hey, happy holidays, okay?

No doubt about it. Thank you so much. Appreciate you. Thank you. All right, bye. No doubt.

Thank you, PJ, for calling from Sacramento. What are you telling me, Shep? Well, no. So, Cooper Cupp, correct me if I'm wrong, because I know people think Cooper Cupp did break the record. Oh, well, everything, the whole year combined last season. I see what you're saying.

Okay, got it. Because I know in the regular season, and this is what amazes me, Calvin Johnson with the Lions still has the record. And it was a 16-game schedule, and as great as Cooper Cupp's season was, and the triple crown and all that, Calvin Johnson in a 16-game season still had the better one. Oh, yeah, in an individual season. Yeah, in the regular season, correct. But if we're talking playoffs and Super Bowl, obviously Cooper Cupp well amassed over 2,000 yards, correct. Well, yeah, you start tacking on all these stupid-ass games that the NFL has added, plus the new postseason rounds. Numbers are going to be obliterated. It's just, it's what it is.

It's going to continue on. And so if you wanted to look at Justin Jefferson and now quote-unquote crown him as MVP, no, man. Give me personally 2,000 yards receiving in a 17-game regular season, throw in 15 touchdowns, and then I think then we could start talking. JR, is he the greatest third-year player you've ever seen with a wide receiver position? I don't know, man. I haven't sat around thinking about who's in their third year at wide receivers.

Okay, sorry. Is he the greatest young wide receiver we've ever seen in the history of sport? Obviously we're not talking about 2012 Calvin Johnson or 88 Jerry Rice. No, I would still put Randy Moss out there as the dude who just kind of burst onto the scene.

Wow. Especially being able to come out and it didn't hurt that he was out there with Chris Carter. Right, I was about to say, yeah. He had Jake Reed, he had Robert Smith, and all he had to do was show up and absolutely be the freak that he was. But I think him being just kind of burst out of the gate had one of the best straight out of the gate seasons for a wide receiver that I've seen. I think if he had a little bit more afterwards, maybe not so much attitude. I think Randy would have had a better career than he had and that's saying a lot because he had an amazing one.

855-212-4CBS, that's 855-212-4CBS. Speaking of amazing careers and a little bit of flamboyance, we're hearing more from Deion Sanders. He actually sat down with Shannon Sharpe and talked about his move to Colorado.

Unfortunately, or I guess fortunately, they were able to make light of his toe amputation or the amputation of his toes. And then Deion continued to explain why he left Jackson State for Colorado. I'm going to take more of your calls on the other side. This is your last chance to talk to me before the year is up. We'll hear from Deion Sanders.

We'll talk to you. It's the JR Sportbrief Show, CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. You're always on point, man. I could be having a rough day out on your show and it just brightens the whole day up, man.

Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sportbrief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. A lot of talk about Zach Wilson, a lot of talk about Mike White, a lot of talk about the future of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

I certainly hope after tonight's victory that they can pick up two more and go to the postseason. And so it's been busy. Unfortunately, Zach has been just smacked with all the boos in the world and I hope he goes to sleep OK tonight. A lot of boos that he had to hear. Someone who had to hear a lot of boos as well over the past couple of weeks. A lot of criticism thrown his way happens to be Deion Sanders and we know why. It's because he moved on from Jackson State, the HBCU, taking all the money and six million dollars per year to go out to Colorado.

Conversations about whether or not he lived up to what he said he was going to do and on and on. Well, he's gone and we've talked about that a lot. I'm not mad at him for leaving. I'm just very interested to see, you know, quote unquote what he has left behind for someone who said that he wanted to change the impact for HBCUs and the recruits that go to the schools and stay. I think it might be a little bit too much of a flash in the pan, but we will actually see.

I think the impact is going to be proven to be too short. But Deion Sanders is taking the approach of, you know, God told me to leave, so I left. OK, who am I to argue with God?

I think if we all said that, then we'd have no excuses in the world now. Deion spoke to Shannon Sharpe, Club Shayshay, interview, sat down. They were able to, A, have some fun and also be real. I guess you really got to be in a great relationship with someone to talk about their amputated toes. If you did not recall, Deion Sanders almost lost his whole foot last year after a surgery. He almost lost his whole leg last year after trying to correct the surgery. He had a damaged nerve in his foot. He had dead toes. They needed to be amputated. Damn it. Deion almost lost his life.

And he is in such great shape and standing with Shannon Sharpe that they were able to actually joke about this. Take a listen. Let me ask you a question. What about what about that third toe?

Did you think about that? Like, you know, you're going to straighten it out while you're there. No, I just like that. I know you want to straighten out. He's chilling, though.

He's mad because the home is gone. I mean, you probably weigh like a size 11, but you really ate with that. If that toe was straight, that would have a size of half at least two with that toe straight. No, really. No, honestly, I'm a 12 on this side and I'm 11 on this side. So no more sandals for you, no flip-flops for you, huh?

Oh my bad Ty, you know what, I'm Ty. You know what, maybe they'll do a special flip-flop to put it up. With a straight face. With a straight face, though. He ain't no good.

He ain't no good. Who come to visit a man that just, just go at my toes? Because I did, you know why? Because you already know if the shoe was on the other foot, why you have to say the shoe? Oh my bad, my bad.

Okay, so there you go. They're talking about his remaining three toes that he has on his, I believe it's his left foot. They did get serious a little bit when it was time to talk about why he left and the response to it. This is what Deion Sanders had to tell Shannon Sharpe about why he chose Colorado. That's a tribute to Rick George, our AD. He's an unbelievable human being, a God-fearing man. A man that understands people.

And a man that does not see color. He sees the need and the desire and the want. And he tries to bring connectivity to the want and the need for that person and tries to bring them together.

He is the reason I'm here. Right. Because I met with others. Right.

Several others. Okay. But he was the difference, man.

He was the difference. And you gotta understand, this is unlikely for me. Right. Florida. Right.

That lived in Texas. Yes. So you know all this? Come on.

You've been in the South for a whole life. Exactly. And you know I never played in snow. Right.

Fourteen years. Never. Never played in snow. Wow. I remember it was so cold one time in Green Bay. I said I'd go out when it's time to kick off.

I'm not going out. So doing this, I was checking the weather every day. Right. I said, Rick, man, look pretty cold after me.

He'll send me a beautiful picture of a day like this. Right. He said, no, it's about 62. He wanted to make change. He said that they deserve a winner. I feel like you're a winner.

Yes. This is what I'm going to do. I'm going to make sure this university wins before I leave here.

Okay. Well, I mean, they can't be any worse than they have been. And so I will certainly look forward to Deion Sanders turning that program around. Good for him.

I mean, shoot, I'm never going to look at anybody and complain about, you know, making a choice that makes them happy. So good for him. 8 5 5 2 1 2 for CBS. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 for CBS.

Let's get a question in before we hit the break here. We got Mason caller from Jacksonville. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Hey, man, how's it going? So initially I thought it was really, really cool to just hear you wanting the Jags to win out. You know, we rarely ever get much attention from the national media. You know, the city is so deserving of winning football.

So I got two things. First, Coach Doug Peterson, not that not that he would win it, but for the coach of the year candidate, especially with, you know, Trevor Lawrence and his development. Showing how it really just shows how bad the coach Urban Meyer was, I suppose. And then also with Trevor Lawrence, should he get any sort of MVP consideration? I'm just considering that no six start how how he played lately.

No, not that he would win it by any means. Just any huge, huge comeback. No, the Cowboys, the Ravens, the Raiders.

Mason, are you how many times did I say no? Come on, the development from last year. No, there's no there's no denying that.

The answer to that is yes, the development from last year. But MVP, the answer is no. I think it is not nothing he would win it, but just some sort of consideration. No, no, there's that's called most improved.

If you want to give him that, then you can, you know, make him some, you know, macaroni on some construction paper. But consideration for MVP. The answer is no. The MVP is typically given to get someone who is on the most winning his team in the league who has contributed the most or has some astronomical numbers for this season is really only two guys that belongs to hurts. And then also Patrick Mahomes, if he's not running around around throwing around too many INTs. And so the answer there is no for Trevor Lawrence. And when it comes to Peterson, yeah, he's going to get consideration for coach of the year. Let's see how it ends between them and the Detroit Lions.

I still believe Mr. Dan Campbell is going to walk away with that award. It's the JR sport we show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to take more of your calls before I roll out for the year 2022.

You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. I love your show, love listening to you on a regular basis. Thanks for taking my call, man. I really like your show, dog. It's a great show that we listen to up here whenever we get the chance. Let me say, I love your show, man. I live in Brooklyn, Georgia, right?

I'm a truck driver. You make my night every night that you on the air. I want to say that. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS.

It's the JR Sport Brief show here on CBS Sports Radio. Man, this is the last break for me for 2022. I'm going to take a break and come back in 2023. Before I do anything, I got to say thank you to everybody tuned in and locked in. You can always keep up with me at JR Sport Brief. How active I am, I don't know.

But if you hit me up, there's a good chance I might see it unless you're crazy. And we got a lot of callers here as well. And I always say, you know, try to be respectful of the other callers.

I want to get as many people on. And I always get someone who doesn't give a damn about the other callers. So let's try. Let's try to get on as many people as possible who will try their best to actually just make their point without a gigantic preamble.

I'm sure many of these callers will fail as they listen to the sound of my voice right now. Let's start off by going to Steve from Annapolis. You're on CBS Sports Radio, Steve, quickly. Hey, hey, how are you doing?

Great. So now I wanted to talk about, you know, we were talking about Jack Wilson before. And I think, you know, a lot of people, you know, forget sometimes in the NFL that we're now like at an age with quarterbacks where they literally just get drafted and they get thrown in. And they are expected to, you know, you pick him like a couple years and then it's like you're out of there. And we just get that some of the some of the greatest quarterbacks had to sit and develop and actually, you know, learn behind, even if it wasn't a great player, just somebody that had experience.

And, you know, they were a lot more successful. I think that's why we have so many draft busts that quarterback in the NFL these days. Yeah, I wouldn't necessarily, you know, throw that at Zach Wilson. Do I think the New York Jets and thank you, Steve, do I think the Jets could have done a better job and surrounding him with some vets right out of the gate? Or maybe not just handing him over the job, even though it seems that he's always injured to start a season.

I think the answer is yes there. But at the same time, when you look at some of the most successful teams in the league, guys have either sat for a year, which is understandable. But I think more often than not, you give the guy the keys and you see what he can do, especially as the NFL has opened things up so much more to their offense. And as they've catered more to each individual quarterback's skill set. And so when you have someone like Lamar Jackson who gets the ball at the end of the year and then this next year wins an MVP, when you have a similar situation of a Patrick Mahomes, he sits down, comes out of the gate his first full season and throws 50 touchdowns. You know, it sets an expectation that you know what? You don't have to just sit down forever to have success.

Every scenario is not made equal. But Zach Wilson, he certainly quote unquote needs some seasoning right now. And that's why he's getting benched all the damn time. 855-212-4CBS. Felix is here from Alabama. Hey Felix, you're live. Hey Jerry, I'm sorry about that.

I got a question. Why in the NFL has there never been a wide receiver MVP? You know, out of all the years and all the wide receivers that we have had, there's never been one.

And I'm sorry about the background there. But even in college football, we got wide receivers winning the Heisman, which to me, you know, is the same kind of thing. MVP. Is there a little bias in there? I mean, for so long there's never been a wide receiver to win MVP. It's crazy to me.

Yeah, and I'm not sure it's going to happen unless we, and thank you Felix, unless we get someone who is absolutely losing their mind as I told you. I think it's a matter of status quo. I'm not going to call it bias, but it exists. Quarterback bias is real because we know the quarterback is the most important guy on the team. Unless we have a running back having an absolutely tremendous year, it's going to go to the QB. And I'm sure if we did have a wide receiver who had a ridiculous year, the guy throwing him the ball would probably get that MVP because his numbers would be astronomical as well. I think that's why you lean towards the quarterback.

He's making the decisions out there. This might be an example on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, but when you look at someone like Zach Wilson or look at the New York Jets. If the New York Jets had a veteran quarterback or someone who was decent, the New York Jets wouldn't be on a four game losing streak. The New York Jets quarterback wouldn't be booed out of the building.

He wouldn't be benched. The New York Jets would be in the playoffs, and dare I say, the New York Jets might actually be in legitimate playoff or Super Bowl contention. Yeah, they've been bit by injuries at the running back position, but they're not completely trash. Put a quarterback in there and tell me how this would change. New York Jets, man, they'd be good. Quarterback is the most important position.

Unfortunately for the Jets, that's what's holding them back. Bob is calling for Michigan. Go ahead, Bob.

My compliments. I just want to mention Phil Loffey is going with Gardner Minshew. In his first game in the NFL, Nick Foles on his second pass hit a 35 yard touchdown and broke his collarbone. Minshew come in, hit his first 14 passes, and played a very close game with Kansas City. Just treat yourself to watching this guy. He was on one of your top six picks last year, but Merry Christmas.

Thank you so much, Bob. I wish I knew exactly what list that was. I know we haven't seen him go out there and play a complete game since last year. You know, Gardner Minshew isn't necessarily getting a whole hell of a lot of attention. I mean, why would he? He's been on the bench. He's behind Jalen Hurts, who's been playing like an MVP. I don't know.

I'm actually going through notes here. I don't see Gardner Minshew on a top six list. I don't know about that.

Maybe he's remembering something different. Rob is calling from Charlotte. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, JR. Man, happy holidays.

To you as well. Well, I'd like to say I think Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be in the Super Bowl unless Mr. Joe Burrow, you know how it goes with him. Well, how does it go with him? What, is he going to blow out an ACL or what?

Or is he going to get sacked to death? Like, which one is it? I don't know what I'm saying. It's like the Forrest Gump. You get a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get with Joe Burrow.

Nah, I'm not concerned. Joe Burrow is one of the best quarterbacks in the game. I just think, unfortunately, he still gets decimated behind that offensive line.

And so from the AFC, it's likely going to be either the Bills, the Chiefs, or the Bengals who are hot. Yeah, that's what I think. Hey, I think Deion was the best thing that ever happened to Jack in the States, man. Yeah, he might have been, but whether or not it has, whether or not the legacy is enough to last post him is something that we're going to have to see. Yeah, I just have one more thing to say, man. I think Deion said I need a chance to go in the NFL to be a coach, man.

I think you need a shot. Well, I think that's certainly what he's hoping for. I think the trajectory that he's on, if he's able to have success at Colorado State, I think the next couple of calls he gets in return might be for some bigger programs potentially in the SEC. Who knows? Maybe he wants to go even outside of that and head out and coach the Seminoles.

I have no idea. Maybe Deion Sanders gets that call to go right into the league, but he's certainly on the trajectory for it. Get on your show next year. For next year, Jayar?

Deion? No, that's not out of the realm. Let's see what happens. I'll certainly look into it. All right, man. You have a good one, man.

I'd appreciate it. Thank you, Rob, for calling from Charlotte. Yeah, get Deion on the show for next year. He talks so much. To be honest, there's nothing that I want to ask the man.

I know that sounds crazy. Hey, wow. No, Shep, I'm being for real. There's so many people, there's a reason why I don't just stack the show full of interviews so many times. Because you have people who talk and say absolutely nothing. And then you have people who talk and add perspective and Deion does so much talking. I could speak to him.

What is he going to say different that we haven't heard a million times already? And so not so much interest, but just for what was his name? Shep, I'm sorry. Rob in North Carolina. Yeah, just for Rob. You know, I'll look into it, Rob.

We'll see. I'll try. Hey, Shep, thank you for an amazing night, an amazing month, an amazing year, man. J.R., I can't thank you enough, man. You make this fun each and every day, not just for myself, but everyone who listens, everyone who interacts on social media. You are blessed.

We are blessed to be able to have you host the nighttime show on CBS Portrait of the last three years. Cannot wait for year number four, my friend. Well, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Is it? No, I'm moving into year number three.

No, no, no, no. Year four. Because you started late February, I want to say, in 2020, so really we're going into year four for you. It's 2020, 2021, 2022. Oh, how about this? It's like college graduation year, huh? Yes. Okay.

Year number four. I'm going to miss you this next week, man. I'll miss you too, Shep. You're going to be around here, huh? I will be, sir.

Yes. Listen, you do whatever the hell you want to do while I'm gone, all right? Appreciate you, boss.

Tell it. Plate is back for anybody who needs to hear it. Shep is in charge. He does what he wants. It's his show now.

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