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

Who are the Jets most likely to sign today?

Odell Beckham Jr.
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2. The NY Jets could sign WR Odell Beckham Jr.

The Jets' public pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr. last offseason wasn't exactly a well-kept secret. The Jets made a serious push to sign Beckham, partially at the request of Aaron Rodgers, only for him to spurn the team at the last moment to sign with the Ravens.

Beckham was quietly effective in 2023, finishing the year with 35 catches for 565 yards and three touchdowns. He did still miss three games, however, due to a multitude of nagging injuries. Injury issues remain a serious concern with the former All-Pro receiver.

The Jets are unlikely to sign one of the top-end wide receivers on the market, and as far as mid-tier options are concerned, Beckham's connection to Rodgers coupled with the team's active pursuit last offseason make him a logical target.

This probably wouldn't be the wisest or safest wide receiver addition for the Jets, but it sure feels like the most likely.

1. The NY Jets could sign LT David Bakhtiari

What else is there to say at this point? The Green Bay Packers officially released David Bakhtiari on Monday, and within seconds of the announcement, Rodgers was already strongly hinting at a reunion in Florham Park on social media.

Rodgers is close friends with Bakhtiari dating back to their Green Bay days. It's been widely rumored for months that the Jets would make a run at Bakhtiari in the offseason, and now that he's officially available, it's beginning to feel inevitable.

Fuel was added to the fire on Monday when Kurt Benkert, a former Packers quarterback and close friend of both Rodgers and Bakhtiari, seemingly confirmed the Jets' interest on social media.

The Jets need a new left tackle, and even though Bakhtiari has appeared in just one game in two of the last three seasons, it isn't hard to read between the lines here. It would be a major surprise if this one didn't happen.

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