New York Jets Re-Sign Willie Colon

By Alan Schechter

The New York Jets made a signing today, but it is not Antonio Cromartie, at least not yet.

The Jets have re-signed starting guard Willie Colon.  Colon has been brought back to provide leadership in the locker room, as well as competition at the guard position.  Per Rich Cimini, the deal is for one year at the veteran minimum salary of $870,000.  Colon was grateful, giving thanks to everyone that prayed for him and his family via Twitter.

Frankly, I don’t know about this move.  Granted, the money is very little.  The Jets have it, and the veteran minimum is not a huge commitment.  As pointed out by Eric Allen from the Jets website, Colon has also been very durable.  But to me, Colon has become a liability along the offensive line.  Willie Colon was at the top of the league in penalties in 2014, and showing all the signs of a lineman on the decline.

Financially, it’s hard to argue with bringing Colon, and his veteran leadership back to the Jets.  However, when looking at Colon with regards to production, bringing in James Carpenter makes Willie Colon extra, and not really necessary.

This move adds depth, but Willie Colon is truly not a need, at least in my opinion.

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