New York Jets Free Agents
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The New York Jets have gotten busy as it pertains to free agency. Plus here’s what’s to come for the green and white. 

In case you missed it, the New York Jets finally kicked their patookies into gear. Here are all the moves they made thus far:

  • Josh McCown is brought back on one-year, $10 million deal.
    • These signings are in chronological order, so when this was the first deal the Jets made, it was, quite frankly, depressing. This team possessed the most cap space in the league and there was a promise that this team would be aggressive. At the end of the day, this move now makes a lot of sense.
  • Jets add Isaiah Crowell to the backfield on a three-year, $12 million deal.
    • Gang Green needed another running back and they wanted to have an insurance policy heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. They got one in a 25-year-old playmaker who instantly makes the Jets offense better. This sneaky one suggests that the Jets could be looking to trade up to the top of the draft.

Then things started getting cooking …

  • Trumaine Johnson earns one of the richest contracts in Jets history ($72.5 million total value).
    • This was the best deal of the free agency period (captain obvious, much?). The Jets had a huge need at corner and they got the best one in the business. This is a huge plus that helps out the rest of the defense.
  • Gang Green adds another passer in Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year deal worth $15 million max value with incentives.
    • Love the upside of this signing. My only potential problem with this deal is if the Jets get complacent and don’t trade up because they think they’re good enough at the position. That would be a fatal flaw in logic.
  • Jets replace Demario Davis with Avery Williamson on a three-year deal for $22 million and change.
    • The green and white got younger and cheaper at the position, the ultimate win-win scenario. The intangibles will be hard to replace and sorely missed. Williamson is a perfect fit in this 3-4 scheme.
  • Finally, the Jets added Spencer Long to the trenches. Contract details have not been released at this time.
    • The Jets have had stability at center for a long time. One of the few positions they’ve been fortunate to have long-term players at every step of the way. Hopefully, Long can be that guy. He has an injury history, though.

Here are some of the latest and juiciest notes from my two conversations on Wednesday. First off, NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright joined me on ‘Drive Time Sports’ to give me the latest nuggets on all things green and white. He had some very interesting things to say …

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Then, of course, I recapped everything with my main man Joe Caporoso from Turn On The Jets and also explored the possibility of Tyrann Mathieu to the Jets. Also included in this interview is why so many Jets media analysts are overthinking Mathieu and how he fits schematically on this team. Play the best players on the field and there should be no issue in this department.

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