Could running back help be on the way? Maybe.
Chris Ivory signed his RFA tender today with the New Orleans Saints, which could pave the way for a trade to New York. Ivory visited the Jets last week, and the Jets are quite interested, but not in making a move for a second round pick. Ivory was given a second round tender, so if he hadn’t signed, the Saints would be owed a second round pick.
Now that the tender has been signed, the Jets and Saints can work out a trade for a more reasonable value.
We have talked about Ivory many times before, most recently about whether or not the Jets should make a run at him. Ivory would be a perfect fit for the West Coast offense.
When he has gotten the chance to play, he is as explosive a back the Jets will have had in here in a long time.
If they can bring him in for a fifth or a fourth rounder, that would be ideal, and improve the Jets offense by leaps and bounds.