The New York Jets have recently cleared quite a bit of cap space. Who are five big-name free agents that they should pursue?
With the offseason starting, the New York Jets have been one of the busiest teams early on. The decisions to release Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis, and Brandon Marshall have helped clear a good amount of cap space for the Jets. Now, they will be looking to spend some of that money saved.
The Jets still might not be done getting rid of players, as Buster Skrine, Eric Decker, and David Harris are a few other players that still might be cut. As the Jets release players, they will need to find some replacements.
One of the biggest positions of need for the Jets is at quarterback. However, free agency is very rarely the time to sign a franchise quarterback. While the Jets might sign a quarterback this offseason, don’t expect it to be a big name.
In addition to needing a quarterback, the Jets could also use some help along their offensive line. The offensive line to a step backward for the Jets in 2016, and they could certainly use a left tackle. They recently released Ryan Clady after just one season with the team, as that was a risk that didn’t pay off.
Despite having a good defense on paper heading in 2016, the unit was a disappointment overall. They will surely be trying to spend some of their new-found money in the secondary. With NFL free agency just a few days away, here are five big-name players the Jets should sign.