Who’s Had a Better Free Agency Period, Jets or Bills? John Clayton Answers. [AUDIO]
ESPN's John Clayton joined Armen and Levack to debate the AFC East: Who made better off-season moves, the Jets or Bills?
"[The Jets] spent more money but, honestly, I think the Bills might have done more," said Clayton, on 104.5 The Team. "Look at their payroll for 51 players. That’s at $179 million. That’s just slightly below the Eagles."
Still, Gang Green, in one month with new head coach Todd Bowles, have made it evident as to what the former Cardinals' defensive coordinator's strength is.
"The Jets clearly have revamped their secondary. They got three cornerbacks, including Darrelle Revis, all making over $6.25 million dollars. They were able to get a $5 million dollar guard in James Carpenter, but their problem is the same as the Bills.
"Do they have a quarterback? They have Geno Smith, and they have Ryan Fitzpatrick. You have somebody who hasn’t really proven himself and a proven backup quarterback. That’s no different than what’s there in Buffalo.
"The quarterback position on both teams is the big question mark, but I think in some ways you can argue that the Bills have done a little bit more than the Jets, but it’s been pretty good because both teams have been very involved."
We can't also forget about the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East this off-season who added big named free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Let's not also forget about tight end Jordan Cameron and wide receiver Kenny Stills.
The best part in all of this? The Patriots have been relatively quiet. There's no doubt that the talent level of the other teams in the division have gotten closer to New England. But then again, how much does that matter when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are at the helm? We'll have to see.