5 high-profile free agents the NY Jets can still sign including this star WR

The Jets can still make some big moves in free agency

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2. The NY Jets could sign WR Mike Williams

Mike Williams should be the Jets' new top wide receiver target in free agency. The former first-round pick was officially released by the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday, and he immediately becomes arguably the best wide receiver on the market.

Williams has run into injury concerns in recent seasons, most notably playing just three games in 2023 before tearing his ACL. He's also battled a nagging back injury throughout his career, but he still managed to appear in 15+ games in every season between 2018 and 2021. He also played 13 games in 2022.

The injury concerns with Williams are fair, but there's no denying how effective he's been when healthy. The Clemson product has a pair of 1,000-yard seasons under his belt and would be a perfect complement to Garrett Wilson as an X receiver in the Jets' offense.

It's unclear what Williams' market will be, and perhaps he'll end up out of the Jets' price range. Nonetheless, the Jets aren't going to find a better wide receiver target in free agency this offseason.

1. The NY Jets could sign OT Tyron Smith

The Jets have already made moves to bolster their offensive line this offseason, adding the likes of Morgan Moses and John Simpson to the unit. All that's left at this point is for the Jets to find their new starting left tackle.

There's plenty of smoke surrounding a possible David Bakhtiari signing, and many still expect the Jets to address the position in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. But what if the team went in a different direction?

Future Hall of Fame left tackle Tyron Smith remains a free agent as we enter the unofficial fourth day of free agency, and there's a chance the Jets could explore his market if the price is reasonable.

Smith does come with serious injury concerns, having not played more than 13 games in a season since 2015. When healthy, however, Smith is still one of the best left tackles in the NFL — as evidenced by his second-team All-Pro nod in 2023.

If the Jets really want to swing big to solidify their offensive line as a possible position of strength in 2024, signing Smith might be the way to go.