The NY Jets will be eyeing a number of high-profile free agents in the offseason, but these three players may never actually hit the open market.
The NY Jets will have the resources to make a number of high-profile moves this offseason. Whether that will come in free agency or the 2020 NFL Draft, expect the Jets to make some splashes over the next couple of months.
With over $50 million in cap space — and more expected once cuts are made — the Jets should have plenty of money to spend come free agency. And fortunately, it seems to be a pretty deep free-agent class.
Players like Byron Jones, Jack Conklin, and Jadeveon Clowney highlight a long list of high-profile free agents who could be targets for the Jets. However, not every expected free agent will actually hit the open market.
Every year we see teams fail to reach an agreement to re-sign certain players and rather than let them hit free agency, they opt to use the franchise tag on them.
Expect this year to be no different with numerous star players projected to be tagged prior to the start of free agency — some of which could be possible targets for Gang Green.
Here are three Jets free-agent targets who are unlikely to make it to free agency.