Five Free Agents the Jets Should Look Into

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November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) carries against the San Francisco 49ers during third quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s have some more fun this morning, Jets fans. Time to play some more fantasy GM. At the time this goes up, we may know who our general manager is, but no matter who it is, we know that improvements have to be made with this football team. “Pro Football Focus” has posted an excellent free agent tracker, and with that, we bring you five free agents, restricted or UFA’s, that the Jets should look into this offseason, in no particular order:

CHRIS IVORY, RB(RFA): This is a guy that Jets fans wanted the team to go after in 2012, and after his performance this past year, the want for him remains. In his 3 years in the league to date, he has averaged 5.1 yards per carry. In limited work in 2012, he carried the ball 40 times for 217 yards, a 5.4 yard per carry average. His best work came in week 10 against the Falcons, when he carried the ball 7 times for 72 yards. The Jets are in need of play makers, and this guy is a play maker. Make the call.

REGGIE BUSH, RB: He hasn’t ever been talked about much for the Jets, but why not? He’s only 27 years old, and has only recorded more than 200 carries in two of his seven NFL seasons, so he clearly doesn’t have a lot of mileage on him. He has come into his own since joining the Miami Dolphins, with 15 touchdowns scored over his two seasons with the Jets rivals. He also is quite good catching the ball out of the backfield, averaging 53.1 receptions per season. He had the Jets attention when they played the first time, if you remember, he was averaging over 6 yards per carry on the game, and there were reports that the Jets looked to “take him out”, whatever that meant. He also has experience in the punt return game. The Jets would be acquiring a versatile football player for their buck, and if he is willing to come to a team that he had a trash talk war with, the Jets should at least inquire. Make the call.

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  • Michael Balboa

    As Bart Scott said today, “The Jets Need Talent!” – They should definately try their hardest to acquire Reggie Bush and Matt Moore (double whammy as it hurts the Miami Dolphins) and if Chris Ivory is reasonably priced as I suspect he will be – take him! Pitta and Spencer will be harder to get and more expensive, but hey – “They need Talent!”…

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks for reading Michael. Bart hit it right on the head, we do need more talent. Pitta and Spencer will probably be tough I agree, but why not reach for the stars? Getting two Dolphins away would be pretty awesome wouldn’t it?

  • John Szeligowski Jr.

    You definitely hit the nail on the head with Matt Moore. Obviously I’m no NFL coach, but it seems to me Moore has done very good things when given the chance. Not only does he do more than just manage the game but he has a very good arm so if you put him in a run centered offense which is not having a good day I would feel great about him. Plus the money he requires if he wins the QB competition is fantastic for a starter; keeping Sanchez might be a foregone conclusion so if you have to keep him for a year I can think of more disastrous ideas for a backup QB. In regards to the other players: Unless the thinking is that Pitta will stay healthier than Keller, I might not get rid of Keller. Getting a stud free agent RB is not a bad idea (I wouldn’t go for Bush), we just may not have the money to do it and keep the defensive guys we absolutely need like Landry and Revis…which is an imperative imo. Spencer is not the OLB we’re looking for/need and I would only see adding him as a pass rusher if we needed that push over the cliff into greatness. Our coaching, personnel, and money situation doesn’t allow us to do that yet.

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks for all the feedback John, love to read your thoughts.

      You don’t like Spencer? He had over 90 tackles, you don’t think he would fit in well? Just brainstorming.

      As far as Keller, I actually agree with you 100%. I don’t know how long you have been reading us, but I love Keller. I would like to see him stay, but just don’t think they will keep him because of the injuries.

      Anyone you like as far as a stud running back?