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Coffee with the Jets: Grades for free agency signings aren’t good

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Dec 4, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) protects the line during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) protects the line during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. Final grades have come out for the free agency signings of Gang Green and they aren’t good at all.

It’s finally Friday as the weekend is almost upon us. If you live in New York, you’ve more than likely stayed indoors due to all this glorious rain. At least the weekend brings us all closer to the 2017 NFL Draft when the New York Jets will be on the big stage to hopefully select a class that helps with their upcoming rebuilding phase. Below you’ll find all the latest news and updates from top sources on the internet, enjoy your Friday, Jets Nation!

In an article written by Nick Ziegler for Empire Writes Back, he broke down the ESPN free agency grades for the Jets, which needless to say, weren’t good at all. They ranked 30th in their free agency rankings which don’t bode well for the upcoming season. It’s no secret that the Jets will have another rough season in 2017 but hopefully, they’ll put themselves in a position to be contenders again over the next few years.

In an article written by Alan Schechter for NFL Spin Zone, he wrote an excellent piece on the top five best draft choices of the Jets since 2000. His No. 1 choice was offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson which quite honestly, will be one of the best draft selections ever made by the Jets. Not only was he incredible on the field but he was a class act off it. He played in almost every game of his entire career with the Jets and retired on top of his game. At the end of it all, Schechter was completely right for making him tops on his list.

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In an article written by Ethan Greenberg for the New York Jets, he wrote about the team signing free agent tight end Brian Parker. Of course, it’s not the flashiest of signings but general manager Mike Maccagnan has a knack for finding those diamonds in the rough. The Jets need a tight end like there is no tomorrow and for all we know, maybe Parker can at least provide a decent option at the position. He could also be a good blocker to help set things up for establishing the run. Either way, more options are better than fewer options at tight end.

Finally, in an article written by Rich Cimini for ESPN, he wrote a great piece on the challenges that await new offensive coordinator John Morton with the Jets. Fixing an offense that barely scored touchdowns last season is no easy task but Morton brings a plethora of experience to the table. Yes, he’ll need a young franchise quarterback to really push the envelope but next season will be all about finding such a player. Once that is established and some offensive weapons are developed/acquired, Morton should push this offense to greater heights in 2018 and beyond. Don’t expect any miracles on offense to happen this upcoming season.

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