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.
Want your voice heard? Join the The Jet Press team!Write for us!
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.