5 free agents the NY Jets should sign after 2024 NFL Draft

The Jets still have some holes to fill
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4. The NY Jets could sign OT David Bakhtiari

If the Jets are going to sign any "Aaron Rodgers friend," David Bakhtiari would probably be their best bet. The need for Bakhtiari has significantly decreased following the addition of Olu Fashanu in the first round of the 2024 draft.

If the Jets hadn't landed Fashanu, there's a good chance Bakhtiari would've been their next-best backup left tackle option. But with Fashanu in the fold, it's less likely that the former Packers All-Pro tackle ends up in Florham Park.

Nonetheless, Bakhtiari is still worth consideration. The two-time All-Pro has played in just one game in two of the last three seasons, but if he's willing to come play with Rodgers for close to the minimum, why not get a deal done?

Bakhtiari is better depth than Carter Warren and Max Mitchell, making this a possible low-risk, high-reward signing. The Jets would be set at offensive tackle if they entered the year with Fashanu and Bakhtiari as their primary backups.

3. The NY Jets could sign SAF Quandre Diggs

The Jets didn't address the safety position early in this year's draft, and even after bringing back both Chuck Clark and Ashtyn Davis, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team shop around the free-agent safety market.

While a player like Justin Simmons may be out of their price range, there's a chance three-time Pro Bowler Quandre Diggs could be had if the price is right.

Diggs was released by the Seattle Seahawks in March in a cap-saving move after a disappointing 2023 season. At 31 years old, Diggs isn't the player he was a couple of years ago, but he remains a versatile and durable team leader.

Diggs hasn't missed a game since 2019 and could still be very useful as a key part of the Jets' defense. If the price is right, this would be a no-brainer for the Jets.