NY Jets: 4 free agents to target after the 2021 NFL Draft

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2. The NY Jets could target CB Richard Sherman

The Jets aren’t only looking to add a nickel cornerback, they could use plenty of help outside. The current starters are slated to be 2020 fifth-round pick Bryce Hall and 2019 sixth-round pick Blessuan Austin.

The cornerback room is young, especially with the addition of Jason Pinnock, Michael Carter II, and Brandin Echols in the draft. As such, the Jets could use some veteran experience in their secondary.

If for nothing else but to provide some semblance of stability. One player that makes a ton of sense is Richard Sherman.

Sherman has been frequently tied to the Jets this offseason, but with the future Hall of Famer looking to sign with a contender, the fit never seemed quite right.

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His experience with Robert Saleh is notable and the two have spoken very highly of one another, but Sherman was likely eyeing a team more built for immediate success at this point in his career.

However, if his market has dried up a bit, perhaps he could reconsider joining the Jets.

Sherman is still playing at a very high level and was quite literally the best cornerback in the NFL just two years ago. At 33-years-old, this likely wouldn’t be for any longer than one year.

But Sherman could come in and provide the Jets with stability in their cornerback room and serve as a veteran mentor to players like Hall and Austin.

The Jets need a cornerback and if Sherman is willing to consider their offer, they should absolutely be interested.

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