Predicting 5 players the NY Jets will sign in 2022 free agency

NY Jets, Quandre Diggs
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NY Jets, Quandre Diggs
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3. NY Jets target: Quandre Diggs, S

If the Jets are going to make a splash this offseason, the two positions to keep an eye on are safety and cornerback. More on the latter in a little bit, but for now, let's talk about one safety who might be high on their list of targets.

Quandre Diggs has developed into one of the better free safeties in football and could garner plenty of interest this offseason. At 29-years-old, Diggs won't receive as much buzz as someone like Marcus Williams, who might just become the NFL's highest-paid safety in a matter of days.

Still, Diggs has made the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons and has proven to be a versatile defensive playmaker with exactly the skillset the Jets are looking for.

Diggs is one of the best ball-hawking safeties in the NFL with 10 interceptions over his last two seasons. His 19 interceptions since 2017 are tied for second among all safeties behind just Kevin Byard.

The Jets have made it clear that one of their top priorities this offseason is finding players who can create turnovers on defense. Diggs fits that criteria, and he also ticks a few other important boxes.

Although he's coming off a dislocated ankle and a broken fibula that he suffered in his team's season finale, Diggs has been an extremely durable player throughout his career. He's played all 16 (or 17) games in all but one of his seven NFL seasons, that coming back in 2016 when he missed four games.

Diggs is durable, versatile, and fits the ideology that the Jets are looking for on defense. This is a splash signing most of the fanbase can get behind.