Nobody wants to talk about the team looking at defensive linemen, as the Jets are quite strong at that position. Conversely, they are weak at many other positions, so most Jets fans won’t be happy if ANOTHER defensive lineman in brought in.
However, when you have a chance to bring in a player like this one, you make an exception.
It’s looking more and more like Demarcus Ware is going to hit the open market as a salary cap casualty. The latest news reports are indicating that they haven’t even been talking contract, Ware and the Cowboys.
So, should the Jets bring this guy in?
Here are his stats:
Defense & Fumbles
The sacks average out to 13 per season. He has been a Pro Bowl member in seven of his seasons, and been first team All-Pro in seasons. This player is no joke.
Ware is a veteran, but one that is only 31 years old. He’s not too old to lend his experience, and provide quality play as well. Likely, you could credit Ware’s fall off in play in 2013 to the switch in schemes from 4-3 to 3-4. The Jets mix the fronts up a lot, so Ware would feel more comfortable.
In choosing a team, Demarcus would want to give the Jets a strong look as well, thanks to the strength of the defensive line. Playing alongside Damon Harrison, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Sheldon Richardson would give Ware a lot of opportunities to compete one-on-one with an offensive lineman. The opportunities to get to the passer would be extensive.
He may be too expensive, but John Idzik and company would have to take a look. If Demarcus Ware hits the open market, imagine this guy on our defensive line. Talk about dominance.