The New York Jets have some tough decisions to make this offseason when it comes to what moves to make in order to field the best roster possible next season. They would be wise to cut cornerback Buster Skrine this offseason.
When it comes to the New York Jets, expect this offseason to be similar to last year. It wouldn’t be shocking to see them get rid of overpaid and underperforming players, especially some veteran household names that fans of the Jets have gotten used to.
In the grand scheme of things, the Jets need young, smart, and well, disciplined players that understand the task at hand and are completely sold on the culture trying to be established. You know, a culture built on hard work, execution, and above all else, winning a plethora of football games.
Cornerback Buster Skrine underperformed last year with the Jets and besides that, was easily the most penalized player not just on defense but the entire team. That’s right, he’s had a whopping 11 penalties that have extended offensive drives for opposing teams and brought a large amount of frustration to fans and coaches.
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Last season with the Jets, Skrine totaled 56 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, and one interception. While his numbers look decent on paper, his numerous missed tackles, blown assignments, and racking up penalties took away a lot of the good things from the fellow defensive backs alongside him.
The Jets would be wise to cut Skrine this offseason since they would not only save $6 million but could fill the void with a better and more disciplined cornerback. The kind of player that has better defensive instincts and can keep up with any receiving threat coming his way.
Since the Jets have a lot of salary cap money to play with this offseason, they could replace Skrine with a better option like Malcolm Butler, Trumaine Johnson, or even select one in the 2018 NFL Draft. Either way, the Jets need to bolster their cornerback situation considering Skrine’s recklessness and inconsistency to get the job done. They should cut him this offseason and reinvest the money saved towards getting better talent at the positional group.