PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – FA Target Edition

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 pack of players the New York Jets should consider in free agency…

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1. Tyrod Taylor, Quarterback, 27 years old – If he hits the market, the best available quarterback. Taylor has limitations but had a bad defense, a banged up, low quality group of receivers and still found a way to be productive and keep the Bills competitive. He protects the football, has an impressive deep ball and is electric outside of the pocket.

2. Mike Glennon, Quarterback, 27 years old – In a weak market, Glennon is worth a look particularly if/when Taylor stays in Buffalo or goes elsewhere. He showed flashes of being an efficient quarterback a few years ago in Tampa Bay but hasn’t played a meaningful snap in two years.

3. Trumaine Johnson, Cornerback, 27 years old – A talented, physical outside corner who looks like a good fit for Todd Bowles’ defense and now has his former secondary coach on the Jets roster.

4. Tony Jefferson, Safety, 25 years old – Calvin Pryor regressed immensely last season. Jefferson is a steadier, better all around player who has the prime of his career in front of him and is already familiar with Bowles’ defense.

5. Logan Ryan, Cornerback, 26 years old – A versatile corner who can play inside and outside and handle man to man responsibilities. Ryan would be a nice piece for a rebuilding secondary and his departure would weaken the Patriots secondary (they’ll be fine).

6. AJ Bouye, Cornerback, 25 years old – It doesn’t seem likely Houston will let him walk but Bouye might be the best available corner on the market.

7. Dion Sims, Tight End, 25 years old – If the Jets are going to integrate the tight end more, Sims should be an affordable, competent player who can contribute in both the running and passing game.

8. Ryan Griffin, Tight End. 27 years old – See above. Griffin may be a little cheaper though.

9. Rick Wagner, Tackle, 27 years old – It would be a surprise if he hits the market but Wager is a very good right tackle who is in the prime of his career. Yes, you don’t ignore tackle because Brandon Shell (who is already 25) played three good game. Build depth. Build a great offensive line to protect a likely subpar QB.

10. Melvin Ingram, Edge, 27 years old – The Jets remain in desperate need of an edge rusher and Ingram will be the best one on the market. They should have taken him back in the 2012 NFL Draft instead of Quinton Coples.

11. Nick Perry, Edge, 26 years old – A fallback target if the Jets can’t land Ingram. Perry would be an upgrade over what the Jets currently have in place and allow Lorenzo Mauldin to be a situational pass rusher.

12. Patrick DiMarco, Fullback, 27 years old – Apparently the Jets may use a fullback more, DiMarco is a solid lead blocker who is capable in the passing game, in both pass protection and as a target in the flats.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports