NY Jets: Ranking the best and worst free-agent signings in franchise history

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The 2021 free agency period has essentially come and passed.

The league’s official start to the year, NFL free agency allows teams who are just a piece or two away from making a deep playoff run to find that missing piece, while teams amidst a rebuild can speed the process along with one or two big names.

The NY Jets added a few big names to the team this offseason, including former first-round picks  Corey Davis and Sheldon Rankins, as well as getting a much-needed pass-rusher in Carl Lawson.

The team is still paying for a few free-agency mistakes, taking away some spending money from this year’s shopping spree. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to look back at some of the best and worst signings the Jets have made throughout the organization’s history.

Teams can overspend on players that don’t match up to the paycheck. A team can sign a small name that ends up being a franchise cornerstone.

The Jets have been on every possible mark on the spectrum. Fans can only hope this year turns out differently.

Nevertheless, as we sit back and enjoy the bidding wars on some of the game’s most elite talent, let’s take a moment to look at some of the free agents that agreed to dawn green and white, and the lasting memory they left with the team.

For better or worse.

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