Jets Overhaul Nice So Far…OR IS IT?! (UPDATE)
During what is called a "Legal Tampering Period" for the NFL nine times out of ten when a player agrees to a deal it happens. This would appear to be a one out of ten situation for the New York Jets. Minnesota LB Anthony Barr will reportedly not sign with the Jets as originally reported and return to the Vikings.
The New York Jets entered the 2019 Free Agency period with the 2nd largest amount of available cap space in the NFL. The only team with more cash ready to add players is the Indianapolis Colts. GM Mike Mccagnan has opened to the pocket book but still needs one or two more pieces to solidify the Jets as a contender to turn it all around this year.
The Jets defense should be vastly improved with the addition of former Vikings Linebacker Anthony Barr and former Ravens Linebacker CJ Mosley. Between the two that's eight pro bowls, the 9th and 17th picks of the 2014 NFL Draft, six playoff games and two NCAAF Championships. Gregg Williams defense is built for guys like this and even though you could argue the Jets may have overpaid for Mosley they needed to pay big to get him away from the Ravens. The Jets also added Guard Kelechi Osemele and WR Jamison Crowder. All that's left now is to land the biggest offensive free agent out there, Le'Veon Bell. The running back should cost approximately $17 million a year but would make the Jets an instant contender. If the Jets aren't able to add Bell, Denver's Free Agent Center Matt Paradis needs to be the next Jet. It would put the Jets to the threshold of the Salary Cap but they could possibly add both the RB and the Center.