7 best remaining NY Jets targets after Day 1 of free agency

Who can the Jets still sign today?

Kevin Zeitler
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2. The NY Jets could sign WR Tyler Boyd

If the Jets are looking for a floor-raiser in their wide receiver room, this is it. Tyler Boyd isn't going to make or break the Jets' offense in 2024, but he would significantly raise the floor of a unit that, outside of Garrett Wilson, was horrific last season.

Boyd is an ultra-reliable slot receiver who has some of the best and most consistent hands in the NFL. He's dropped just six passes combined over the last four seasons and has a career drop rate of just 4.1 percent — well below the league average.

The longtime Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is coming off a down year in 2023, but he still finished with a very respectable 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns.

Boyd isn't the high-end WR2 the Jets might be looking for, but in many ways, he's exactly what this offense needs. He's reliable, durable (he's played 15+ games in each of the last five seasons), and consistent. Boyd is a perfect target.

1. The NY Jets could sign OG Kevin Zeitler

There is only one high-end interior offensive lineman remaining on the free-agent market, and it's Kevin Zeitler. Every other top-level guard or center target was signed on the first day of free agency.

Zeitler has been the model of durability and consistency throughout his NFL career. The 12-year NFL veteran has started 15+ games in each of the last nine years and has quite literally never had a bad season.

He's finished with a Pro Football Focus grade north of 70.0 in 11 of his 12 NFL seasons and hasn't allowed more than two sacks in a campaign since 2019. Zeitler is everything the Jets need in an offensive lineman and more.

While he turned 34 years old a few days ago, Zeitler has shown no signs of slowing down. The Jets already signed one Ravens guard — why not sign the other one?

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