Why Andre Carter Would be a Good Fit for the New York Jets

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Dec 11, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter (93) during the second half against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

The Jets biggest need this offseason is an impact pass rusher. There is no doubt about this, as the Jets top sack man wasn’t even a full time player (Aaron Maybin). He certainly made an impact off the edge, but there are no signs to this point that he is going to evolve into a full time player.

In scouring the waiver wire for a name for the Jets to sign, that would come cheap, and make just such an impact, I have found one. His name, Andre Carter, DE most recently of the Patriots.

First of all, he is coming off a season ending quad injury, so he will not come with a large price tag, despite the fact he was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2011. His contract with the Patriots at a maximum would have earned $2.75 million including incentives, and that is before his injury. At 32 years old, and coming off an injury that required surgery, Carter can not expect to bring in the big money.

Despite his age, Andre Carter is still an impact pass rusher. Despite the season ending injury, Carter started 14 games, finishing with 10 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. He would have, just with these numbers, been the top sack artist on the New York Jets. Clearly, Andre Carter is showing no signs of slowing down at age 32.

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Topics: 3-4, 4 Sacks, Aaron Maybin, Alan Schechter, Andre Carter, Edge Pass Rusher, New England Patriots, NY Jets, Pass Rusher, Sacks, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

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