7 most likely NY Jets signings after Day 2 of free agency

Who are the Jets most likely to sign today?

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4. The NY Jets could sign RB A.J. Dillon

The Jets are going to add a veteran running back. It's highly unlikely the team will lean on Israel Abanikanda as their primary backup running back in 2024. A.J. Dillon makes the most sense as a potential free-agent target.

Of course, the Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett connections are a factor here, but Dillon is legitimately an excellent fit for what the Jets should be looking for in Breece Hall's backup.

The former Boston College standout is a powerful, bruising, short-yardage back who can grind out the tough yards and thrive in goal-to-go situations. That's really the only thing the Jets' backfield is missing at the moment.

Hall is the do-it-all RB1 and Abanikanda is the change-of-pace RB3. Signing Dillon to an affordable, short-term contract to handle short-yardage/goal-line duties would be a wise move, and his ties to the coaching staff make this a logical step for Gang Green.

3. The NY Jets could sign OG Kevin Zeitler

Perhaps this is more wishful thinking than anything, but it really does feel like the Jets still have one big offseason addition in them. They've spent the first two days of free agency shopping in the discount aisle, but Joe Douglas and this Jets regime are well aware of the expectations entering the 2024 season.

Douglas' job is on the line, and he knows that fixing the offensive line should be the top priority this offseason. After signing a low-tier option in John Simpson on Monday, the Jets might just return to the Baltimore Ravens well and sign their other starting guard in Kevin Zeitler.

Zeitler is likely the best offensive line option still on the market. The 12-year NFL veteran has started 15+ games in nine consecutive seasons and hasn't allowed more than two sacks in a season since 2019.

This would be the home-run signing the Jets need to turn the narrative about their offseason to this point around. Maybe it doesn't happen. Maybe this is simply a coping mechanism. But maybe, just maybe, the Jets still have one trick up their sleeve.