The New York Jets are in the midst of an embarrassing playoff drought. Plus Jets free agent to be Morris Claiborne is in the news.
The New York Jets desperately want to end their seven-year playoff drought. The green and white didn’t have to look far to see one of the biggest playoff droughts in NFL history end when the Buffalo Bills snapped a 17-year long one this past season.
While the Bills used to be the butt of jokes everywhere, the Jets could be the next one people laugh at. The Jets have the third longest current playoff drought in the NFL behind the Cleveland Browns (15) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10).
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 10, 2018
If the Jets want to end that drought sooner rather than later they’re going to need some help from their talented youngsters. Pictured above are the Jets dynamic duo at safety who will be entering their sophomore years in 2018.
He is currently set to be a free agent March 14, but according to multiple sources, the team has already reached out to Claiborne to begin contract negotiations on a potential new deal.
From the scouts that I’ve talked too, there is a ton of talent in the draft at the cornerback position. That’s also the case in free agency with a few elite corners expected to reach the market in Malcolm Butler (New England Patriots) and Trumaine Johnson (LA Rams). With the Jets expected to have north of $100 million, they should at the very least be in the conversation for both of these talented players.
For the Jets to get back to the postseason they’ll need a stout defense and that starts on the backend with their coverage. Maye and Adams look like future Pro Bowlers, but the Jets have to lock up the corner position this offseason if they truly want to turn things around.