Jets tried to acquire Matt Schaub in 2006

According to Rich Cimini of, former Jets head coach Eric Mangini revealed that the Jets went after quarterback Matt Schaub in 2006 when the Falcons were looking to trade him.

The Jets offered the Falcons defensive end John Abraham in exchange for Schaub.

“We tried like hell to get him,” Mangini said told Cimini in a phone interview.

Schaub is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL and if the Jets would have landed him, they would never have had to draft Mark Sanchez or trade for Tim Tebow.

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