Coffee with the Jets: Team should target Tony Jefferson
Grab your morning cup of coffee and enjoy the latest news and updates on the New York Jets.
Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee and some solid reading material on the New York Jets? Free agency is just around the corner as the Jets, who continue to get under the NFL salary cap, figure to make some big moves to bolster their team for next season.
New York Jets: Tony Jefferson Should Be Targeted in Free Agency by Stephen Smith (NFL Spin Zone)
Jefferson has displayed the flexibility to move between free safety and strong safety throughout his time in Arizona. Let’s not forget that Jefferson also played for Bowles in Arizona for two seasons (2013-14) when Bowles was the Cardinals defensive coordinator, so he’s familiar with the system.
New York Jets: NFL Nation Bold Prediction Of Offseason by Kenneth Teape (Empire Writes Back)
The Jets have a lot of needs, but their goal should be clear. They need to add young talent to help build the foundation of the roster. The Jets do not yet have a quarterback of the future, but they can build up the rest of the roster to put the team in a position to be competitive.
Todd Bowles Leaving NFL Combine Due to Personal Tragedy by John B (Gang Green Nation)
In sad news, Jets head coach Todd Bowles will be leaving this week’s Combine to attend his ex-wife’s funeral according to the New York Daily News.
NFL Salary Cap Set at $167 Million for 2017; Jets Currently Have $26.2 Million in Space by John B (Gang Green Nation)
Teams are also allowed to carry over unused cap space from the previous season. That figure is not much for the Jets. The team spent almost all the way up to the cap a year ago, ending the year with only $371,487 in unused space.
New York Jets: Geno Smith Appears Open to a Return by Nick Ziegler (Empire Writes Back)
However, the Jets might rather give one of their two young quarterbacks a chance before Smith if they did decide to sign him. For Smith, he should be able to get a backup job somewhere rather easily. Despite not having much success with the Jets, Smith is still young and has the physical tools that teams look for in a quarterback.
Darrelle Revis and His Love-Hate Relationship with New York Jets by Alan Schechter (NFL Spin Zone)
Off of the field, his career becomes tarnished before even talking about his recent arrest. If you want to evaluate Revis for the totality of his career, the holdouts have to be taken into account. He missed 21 days of his first training camp negotiating his rookie contract.