New York Jets corner Brian Poole is a pending free agent in 2020. Here are 3 potential replacements via free agency, trade, and the Draft.
The New York Jets have a ton of needs heading into 2020 and they’d be best served to try to plug as many of those as possible before the team reaches free agency in March. One of those key decisions is cornerback Brian Poole.
In 2019 the team got lucky stumbling into Poole. Brian spent the first three years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons Then he reached unrestricted free agency after outplaying his UDFA contract and was ready for a fresh start.
He signed a one-year prove-it deal for $3.5 million with the New York Jets last offseason and boy did the team cash in.
Brian started in a career-high 10 games, got the first defensive touchdown of his career, and finished up as one of the highest-rated cornerbacks in football.
There are a lot of unknowns during this time of the year, but one thing is for certain, Brian Poole is going to be paid by someone this offseason. Hopefully, it’s the New York Jets especially since they have north of $60 million in cap space not including some additional room they can create (full details here).
One of the top needs for the Jets this offseason is cornerback regardless of what happens with Poole. If the Jets move on from Brian Poole this offseason we researched the top three potential replacements the team should explore in free agency, the trade market, and of course the 2020 NFL Draft.