Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. With the initial free agency frenzy out of the way, Gang Green now can primarily focus on the 2017 NFL Draft.
It’s just one more day before the start of the weekend and well, the initial phase of free agency is pretty much in the books. It had its moments but when it comes to the New York Jets, it wasn’t as big as many wanted it to be. Sure, they added an offensive lineman, kicker, and re-signed some of their own but it’s important to remember that the best teams build through the NFL Draft.
Below are some of the latest news and updates from top sources across the internet on the Jets. Reading and drinking coffee go great together so please, enjoy!
In an article written by Rich Cimini for ESPN, he broke down how the Jets didn’t go shelling out money to top free agents and due to it, missed out on some instant starters. General manager Mike Maccagnan, ever since he got his position with the Jets, always kept the same message clear about how he plans to build through the draft. Since the Jets are nowhere near being a playoff contender next season, it wouldn’t make sense to add free agent veterans in a year that will usher a youth movement and probably earn just a handful of wins. Either way, it’s a smart approach and one that will be worth it in a few years.
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In an article written by Randy Lange for the New York Jets, he gave seven facts about the newly signed kicker, Chandler Catanzaro. From his nickname to a look at his solid stats throughout his young career, it looks like Catanzaro will be an upgrade from Nick Folk. It’s important to have a consistent kicker in the grand scheme of things since one never knows when they’ll come through in the clutch to win a close football game.
In an article written by Alan Schechter for NFL Spin Zone, he nailed it right on the head on why the Jets are one of the most unattractive teams in free agency. Due to their abysmal season last year and no real positive outlook in 2017 besides playing a lot of their younger talent, top free agents want to be part of a contending team. In a rebuilding franchise like the Jets, patience is needed and well, free agents know they want to be in the best situation possible to earn big money and also be in a position to win a lot of football games. Even now, expectations for the Jets are very low heading into next season no matter what they do in this year’s draft.
Finally, in an article written by John B for Gang Green Nation, he broke down why tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is facing a two-game suspension next season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Seferian-Jenkins has pretty much been a letdown so far in his tenure with the Jets but like John B said, hopefully, he gets back on track after serving his suspension and can give the Jets a reason to keep him around.