The NY Jets were a fairly active team this offseason, both when it came to free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft. General manager Joe Douglas saw a need to make sweeping changes to the team's roster following another disappointing season, and that's exactly what he did.
Many of those moves have received plenty of attention. The Laken Tomlinson signing gives the Jets a genuine Pro-Bowl-level talent on their offensive line. The team's draft class has received almost universal praise from fans and pundits alike.
Many have declared the Jets one of the winners of the offseason, but that doesn't mean that every move they made has garnered headlines.
Let's take a look at four of the most underrated moves the Jets made this offseason.
4. The NY Jets sign Marcell Harris
The Jets sure do love their converted safeties at the linebacker position, especially ones who have experience playing under the current coaching staff. That's why the decision to sign former San Francisco 49ers safety Marcell Harris came as no surprise.
Harris has spent the last four seasons in San Francisco filling a role as a special-teamer and hybrid safety/linebacker. The Jets believe he could fill a similar role in New York now that he's been reunited with Robert Saleh.
The Harris signing definitely flew under the radar, but the 28-year-old is currently penciled in as the team's third starting linebacker in the base defense. This is despite the fact that he's set to make just a little over $1 million in 2022.
Harris is probably the most unheralded projected starter on the Jets' roster. He's a name Jets fans should get pretty familiar with.