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.