Carter has spent his career in the backfield, with 76 sacks over his career, and never less than 4 sacks in a season in which he started at least 14 games. His best season was a 12.5 sack campaign for the 49ers in 2002, and more recently 11 sacks for the Redskins in 2009 before his 10 sack season last year.
He also has experience in the 3-4 system, which is the system the Jets run.
Finally, as petty as it sounds, he played for the New England Patriots. Whether we agree with or not, each team signs guys that played for the other team, to obtain some “trade secrets”. How successful or not this practice is, we will never actually know, but the two teams have been doing it to each other for a long time. If the Jets are going to do it, why not do it with a guy that registered 4 sacks against them last year? That is as good a guy as any.
Andre Carter would be an asset rushing the passer off the edge, and he won’t cost much. If he is healthy, the Jets should go ahead and make an offer.