is it possible for an nfl team to "fake" sign a player in order to smokescreen?
say denver wanted blah blah who just so happens to play MLB at #21, but knew that the jets would leapfrog them to get that player...
is it possible that denver could then talk to a big name free agent at MLB and say, hey, well pay you 100,000 to sign with us for a week, and keep confidential? (not disclose the amount to the media either)
That way, it seems like MLB is no longer a priority, and the Jets feel safe, and dont trade up. Denver gets the player they really wanted, and they dont have to overpay the big name MLB.