The New York Jets have decided the future of two players (Steve McLendon and Josh Martin) while they could be looking to add division rival Jarvis Landry.
There’s still a ton of decisions left on the New York Jets’ plate especially as it pertains to their own in-house free agents. Well, a couple of decisions have been made, including retaining the rights of veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon and special teamer Josh Martin.
As expected, the Jets exercised options for NT Steve McLendon and LB Josh Martin, sources confirmed. (First… https://t.co/7PlWLOHHog
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) February 20, 2018
Those two contracts will combine for $4.9 million in total value. McLendon is no Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison, but he’s been a great value pickup and the Jets want to keep that train rolling. Great move by Gang Green. While Martin I’ve spoken with several times in the past, he’s a key special teamer and a great locker room presence for the Jets.
But all signings are important, whether it’s the underbelly of the roster, or the big-time. Speaking of, the Jets may have interest in bringing in a true No. 1 wide receiver, like division rival Jarvis Landry for instance…
BREAKING NEWS: The Miami Dolphins are likely to use the franchise tag on Jarvis Landry, per league source
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) February 21, 2018
Just because he was tagged, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s off the market. The Jets don’t want to surrender anything when there are other options on the market, which is understandable. However, they should at least kick the tires on this one because Landry’s production is out of this world.
- Four years = 400 receptions, 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns
While he’s a slot receiver and somewhat systematic in his bloated numbers, he has ridiculous hands. Although regardless of the weapon of choice, the Jets should consider bringing in some new toys to try and impress potential target Kirk Cousins.
Speaking of quarterbacks…
One last nugget to get to and that’s Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft Version 2:
Mock Draft 2.0: Sticking with Josh Allen to Cleveland at No. 1, and Baker Mayfield makes a move up. https://t.co/3rIWDMFIWM
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) February 21, 2018
‘Broadway’ Baker? I’ve been patiently waiting for a well-versed NFL Draft Insider to pair the Jets with Baker Mayfield and it has finally happened. Mayfield is the true Wild Card in this 2018 NFL Draft and where he goes could dictate where the rest of the field falls.
Other Jets News, Stories:
- Jets can impress Kirk Cousins with a top flight wide receiver (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
- Adding corners should be one of Jets top priorities (Mark Kelly of ESNY)
- Jets clamoring for Kirk Cousins is less about desire and more about desperation (Rob Sabo of ESNY)