NY Jets: Top 3 value signings of free agency so far

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The NY Jets have made a number of signings this offseason and these three were the team’s best value signings over a week into free agency.

NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas has taken a vastly different approach to free agency than we’ve seen in recent years. After growing accustomed to active free-agency periods with numerous big-name signings, Jets fans have witnessed something different this March.


Douglas has shied away from some of the top names on the market, instead targeting more low-profile players. Rather than go on a shopping spree, Douglas has been hunting for bargains.

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It remains to be seen whether this change in ideology will pay off, but it has allowed the Jets to land a few excellent value deals in the process. They haven’t dished out big money, but when they’ve spent, it’s been wise.

Even their “bigger” contracts given out such as the three-year, $30 million one to George Fant are intelligently constructed to give the team early outs in case things go wrong. Douglas has made sure to avoid placing the Jets in a cap bind any time in the near future.

And in many ways, he’s undoing the mistakes of the previous regime.

With that, let’s take a look at Douglas’ three best value signings of the offseason thus far.

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