New York Jets add Josh Bellamy at WR and Anthony Barr at LB

Josh Bellamy #15 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Josh Bellamy #15 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

After adding Jamison  Crowder earlier in the day, the New York Jets have added Josh  Bellamy at WR and Anthony  Barr at linebacker.

The New York Jets have been busy making arrangements to bring weapons in to help Sam Darnold. They have continued into the evening.

Earlier today they added Jamison Crowder from the Redskins to their wide receiver room. I agree with our colleague Kyle Morello from this afternoon, this is a good move for the Jets. An addition to the slot will be a great spot for Crowder.

$17 million guaranteed might be a little high for a receiver that has never posted 1,000 yards, but the risk is minimal with the cap room they have and the likely ability to get out of it quickly if it doesn’t work out.

The Jets are adding another wide receiver when the signing period becomes official:

This signing would fall under the classification of being low risk, high reward. There isn’t much invested here so if it doesn’t work out, the Jets can live with the ramifications.

On it’s face, Bellamy has not had much of a career to speak of. His best year came in 2017 when he posted 24 receptions for 376 yards and a touchdown. His career high in touchdowns was two which came in 2015.

We aren’t saying that this is a guy that is going to tear things up. The Jets aren’t looking at Josh Bellamy to put up 100 catches, 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Of course, they won’t object if that is the result.

The key here is depth and weapons. The idea is to give Darnold as many weapons as possible to work with and Bellamy can be another of those weapons. And at only $2.75 million guaranteed, they don’t lose much if it doesn’t work out.

Now we have the other big signing of the night:

The Jets first big signing on defense is here.

Next. Crowder is a perfect fit. dark

We don’t have the money details here as of yet, but this is likely to be one of the big investments of this free agency period.

Barr is likely to be here as a pass rusher, as we talked about in our remaining edge rushers analysis. Barr was a good pass rusher at UCLA but he hasn’t been used in that role much in the NFL.

Can Gregg Williams bring this out of Barr? That must be the plan, and some are speculating that this could mean that Darron Lee is on his way out the door.

We shall see on that.

The process continues…