Twelve BRIEF takes on the New York Jets first week of free agency, stay tuned for a 60+ minute episode of Badlands this weekend with Connor Rogers and a few other guests going in-depth on all of this…
1 – Fant – A one year gamble if the Jets envision him as a full time starter, particularly at left tackle. Kelvin Beachum was never coming back here due to the coaching staff so it wasn’t crazy to fill his spot with a higher upside swing but the Jets are taking a major risk if the plan is to start him 16 games to guard Sam’s blindside.
2 – McGovern – There is nothing negative to say about this transaction. A great signing of a quality player on fair money at a major position of need. Bravo, Joe Douglas.
3 – Lewis – Reasonable contract for an average player with durability questions. Every player on the offensive line will not be a slam dunk but hopefully Lewis can be healthy and competent enough in 2020.
4 – Poole – A home run landing one of the best slot corners in football on a one year, 5 million dollar contract. Bravo, Joe Douglas.
5 – Robby – The longer he goes unsigned, the better for the Jets. They may be able to steal him back on a short term deal on lower than expected money.
6 – Jenkins – The Jets have been wise not to overvalue him and they just may get him back if no market rises up for him.
7 – The Updated Maccagnan Chart – WOW!
8 – Defense – More competition at corner and particularly edge would be welcome. I don’t think Clowney is happening.
9 – Offense – Fingers crossed for Robby or a strong contingency plan at wide receiver.
10 – Now Gone – Brandon Shell. Maurice Canady. Tom Compton.
11 – Next Up – I’ll predict the Jets give edge rusher Vinny Curry a one year deal at some point this weekend.
12 – The Updated Depth Chart
- QB: Sam Darnold
- RB: Le’Veon Bell
- WR: Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa, Josh Bellamy, Braxton Berrios, Josh Doctson, Vyncint Smith
- TE: Chris Herndon, Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco, Daniel Brown
- RT: Chuma Edoga, Connor McDermott
- RG: Brian Winters
- C: Connor McGovern, Jonotthan Harrison
- LG: Alex Lewis, Ben Braden
- LT: George Fant
- DL: Steve McLendon, Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, Nathan Shepherd, Foley Fatukasi, Kyle Phillips
- ILB: CJ Mosley, Avery Williamson, Blake Cashman
- Edge: Tarell Basham, Harvey Langi
- CB: Blessaun Austin, Brian Poole, Nate Hairston, Daryl Roberts
- S: Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Matthias Farley