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Willie Colon Inks 1 Year $2 Million Contract with New York Jets


 

 

Per the New York Jets official Twitter account, it seems that they have finally locked up RG Willie Colon. It now seems that the right side of our offensive line seems to be solidified assuming Colon as well as newly signed Giacomini can stay healthy.  The both of those men bring a certain level of physicality and grit that is essential to success in the trenches.

Last year Colon was critical gear in the machine that was our offensive line. As a part of last year’s offensive line, Colon helped Chris ivory and Bilal Powell set career highs in rushing. If I had to signify Colon’s influence on the line to one moment, it would after that the second game that we had against New England and that huge brawl broke out at the end of the game, you could see the kind of cohesive unit this offensive line was developing into. They looked more like a band of brothers rather than 5 guys on a professional offensive line. I like to believe that Colon had a big part in that development. Colon signed a 1 year $2 million contract, similar to last years deal.  In my humble opinion, I believe that that torn bicep helped out a bunch in negotiations. For the money we paid, Colon was pretty solid on the line. If that injury did not occur, I think he would have wanted a bit of a longer deal. Hopefully another 1 year deal pushes Colon to the next level, and frees up some room next year to make some other signings. Welcome back home Willie Colon.

 

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  • Frank Antonelli

    We sign Cro and we’re already a better team than last year with the addition of Decker. We still have time to sign some free agents at reasonable prices, add 12 new draft choices and hope for Geno, Milliner, Richardson, etc, to grow their skills and contribution from last year. If Idzik’s plan works as designed we’d be a serious playoff contender this year and setup to make a big splash next year when we’re forced to spend more in order to make the salary cap floor.

    • Paul Newbold

      I think we might have missed a chance to improve the secondary via free agency. With this signing and Giacomini, the offensive line has improved IF they can stay healthy. I’m sure they’ll grab some depth via the draft. I’m hoping the young safeties take a huge leap for us, and that Walls can finally put it all together. Not much left at the position in FA, and I’d hate to have to start a rookie opposite Milliner this season. I’m hoping for another WR via free agency as well.

      • Frank Antonelli

        I’m not sure we missed a chance. The price just wasn’t right. DRC is a head case with one good season under his belt and that came in the mile high city where performances can be skewed by the altitude. Will his one time performance translate to sea level where he has been mediocre in the past???? I think the Giants will live to regret that move! The only one that fit our scheme was Vontae Davis but the price tag got out of hand. Idzik is like a great stock picker who buys low and sells high not the other way around which is a perfect description for the initial madness of free agency.

        • Paul Newbold

          I can buy that. The demand far exceeded the supply at corner this season, causing some of those elevated prices for sure. I know Idzik has done a good job for us so far, but like I said I was hoping to see us do something with the secondary. Maybe we can get lucky and the Jets can either trade for one, or pick up a veteran between now and camp. A veteran presence would go a long way while grooming the next outside corner for the Jets.