NY Jets: 4 more free agents who would improve the roster

NY Jets, K.J. Wright
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NY Jets, K.J. Wright
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1. The NY Jets could sign LB K.J. Wright

Back to the linebacker position with one of the best overall free agents at any position still on the market in longtime Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright.

The Seahawks planned for the future and looked to replace Wright following a knee injury he suffered in 2018. However, even at age 31 (he turns 32 in July), he's still playing some of the best football of his career.

Wright has started all 32 games since his knee injury and has missed just one game since 2014 outside of the 2018 season. And in 2020, he put together arguably one of the best years of his career.

The former Pro Bowler finished as PFF's seventh-best linebacker this past season with a stellar coverage grade of 79.2 that ranked sixth at his position.

Wright is still performing at a very high level, and it's even led to rumors that Seattle could look to bring him back despite plans to move on and give snaps to the younger Jordyn Brooks.

While it's unlikely the Jets are interested in bringing Wright aboard, they absolutely should be. For starters, he too has experience playing under Saleh as the two crossed paths in Seattle.

He'd provide a major boost to the Jets' linebacker corps and allow Jamien Sherwood and Hamsah Nasirildeen not to be thrust into a starting role right away.

The Jets' linebacker depth is painfully thin at the moment. If Mosley goes does, Davis likely slides over to MIKE. But who plays SAM in that case or if Davis suffers an injury?

Del'Shawn Phillips? Noah Dawkins? The options are slim.

Wright has experience playing both SAM and WILL and would immediately become one of the most accomplished players on the Jets' defense.

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Few free agents would improve the Jets' roster more than K.J. Wright.