If I were to guess, I would say it would cost the Jets two of next year’s Draft Picks to get the future Hall of Famer.
Ideally, I could see a deal looking like:
- Ravens Get —-> Jets 2013 3rd and 4th Round Draft Picks.
- Jets Get —-> Free Safety Ed Reed
Heck, if I were the Jets I’d throw Baltimore a 2nd Rounder instead. Opinions might vary, but there’s one thing you have to remember…Ed Reed is one of, if not, the best Safety in NFL History.
Ed Reed is very consistent, and is the epitome of a ball-hawk. Always was and always will be. The Jets could use a Free Safety to play the center of the field, considering how many Strong Safeties are on the team.
The Jets will be good without Reed, though. They will be using a three Safety rotation…with LaRon Landry, Yeremiah Bell, and Eric Smith. The Jets also have Josh Bush and Antonio Allen to sub in. But there’s no STAND OUT, ball-hawking safety that can help take on Rob Gronkowski and other big Tight Ends. The TE position was often the one to hurt the Jets Defense inside the numbers. I believe Josh Bush can develop into, and eventually become the starting Free Safety that the Jets need moving forward. In the meantime, who better to groom Josh Bush than Ed Reed? Trading two draft picks has its risk. It could set the team back a bit in the future, but we’re getting one of the most consistent Defensive players in the game. It could make the Jets a historic Defense, with Revis/Cromartie locking down the field outside the numbers.
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