Offseason Needed To End Jets’ Playoff Drought – Part 2

Ben Blessington with part 2 of his New York Jets offseason plan to end the team’s playoff drought…

After a somewhat promising 2017 season, the New York Jets will look to build on their positives in 2018. Despite starting a 39 year old QB, with holes all over the roster, the Jets suprisingly hung around in the playoff hunt until December. In a weak AFC, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Jets could be playing January football next year. Especially since GM Mike Maccagnan will likely have over 100 million dollars in cap space and 8 draft selections, including 3 premium picks (thank you Seattle), Maccagnan has a terrific opportunity to completely turn around the franchise and make a serious playoff run in 2018. Here is part 2 (free agency) of a step by step analysis on what I think the Jets need to do over the next few months to make that dream a reality, and end the Jets 7 year playoff drought.


Author: Ben Blessington

Host of @TheJetTake, rabid New York Jets fan, Kyle Fahey's babysitter.

New York Jets – Offensive Free Agents The Jets Should Avoid

Michael Nania on offensive free agents the New York Jets should avoid…

There’s still about a month to go until the floodgates of free agency open, but the options that the New York Jets need to be targeting have already been discussed ad nauseam. Kirk Cousins. Ryan Jensen. Allen Robinson. These are names that would be tremendous solutions in areas that have been problems for the Jets, including some of which that have been issues for an extremely long time. Still, we all know real life isn’t franchise mode in Madden and that the Jets aren’t going to get every top target.


New York Jets – Second Tier Free Agent Quarterback Options

Michael Nania on three second-tier free agent quarterback options for the New York Jets to consider…

The New York Jets quarterback room is as bare as it has ever been, which is saying something when discussing this franchise. However, the Jets have the luxury of there being a bevy of tantalizing options for solving their quarterback issue this offseason. Kirk Cousins and the top draft prospects have received the most attention, but is a future Jet quarterback actually lingering in the second tier of the free agency market?


New York Jets – Three Skill Position Free Agents To Target

Michael Nania with three skill position free agents the New York Jets should purse in free agency…

Skill positions are not where Mike Maccagnan needs to be looking first to invest premium free agency dollars. There are plenty of more important holes elsewhere, and the Jets’ RB and WR positions are arguably two of the most stable positions on a roster that is anything but. At both positions, they have a combination of intriguing young potential and steady veteran production.


New York Jets – Three Free Agents Who Should Be Brought Back

Michael Nania on three internal free agents the New York Jets should bring back in 2018

Most of the attention among New York Jets fans this offseason has gone towards the outside free agents the team should be targeting, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that considering the porous roster they currently have. However, there are a few key pieces from 2017 that are set to hit the market as well. With the extreme amounts of dough Mike Maccagnan and the regime in Florham Park are set to have, they have the wiggle room to play smart in negotiations with their in-house talent. Here are the three they should focus on bringing back:


New York Jets – Three Positions To Target In Free Agency

Michael Nania with the three positions the New York Jets should focus on in free agency

At this point, you are probably well aware the New York Jets are primed to be one of the most cash-laden teams in this year’s free agency period. According to Spotrac, the Jets currently have the 4th-most cap space in the NFL, and with a few cuts could find themselves with upwards of $100 million at their fingertips to rebuild a roster that is in dire need of talent infusion.


New York Jets – A Plan For A 2018 Playoff Appearance

Greg Armstrong with a plan for the New York Jets to make the playoffs in 2018

These last two weekends of playoff football have given me that playoff football itch that us New York Jets fans haven’t experienced in seven whole years. The closest we got was a snowy, frigid Buffalo Sunday two years ago when Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the Jets playoff chances directly to Bills defenders not once, not twice, but three times. It’s been a long time coming so lets play the hypothetical game and build a team that gets the Jets to the playoffs. (more…)

New York Jets Sign Josh McCown – The Mentor Bridge Narrative Is Back

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets signing quarterback Josh McCown

The New York Jets signed quarterback Josh McCown to 1 year, 6 million dollar contract today, running back their 2016 strategy at the position. This strategy concedes their young quarterbacks are likely not ready to play, paying an old, mediocre quarterback for 1 year and pegging him as an ideal mentor and bridge to the future. 

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New York Jets Sign Morris Claiborne & Mike Pennel

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets signing CB Morris Claiborne and DT Mike Pennel

The New York Jets got back into the free agency game by signing a pair of defensive players today: cornerback Morris Claiborne, previously of the Dallas Cowboys and defensive tackle Mike Pennel, previously of the Green Bay Packers. Here are a few thoughts while we wait for the contract numbers to be released…

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New York Jets Sign Kelvin Beachum & Chandler Catanzaro

Don’t panic.

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen me constantly tweet the hashtag #DontPanic as the offseason is now two days old. The New York Jets were in on Nick Perry and Mike Glennon until presumably the price tags for both players became too high. They appeared to not be in on any of the top flight cornerbacks, like AJ Bouye and Stephon Gilmore, and they did not appear to be linked to any of the tight ends like Martellus Bennett either. As exorbitant contracts were doled out ($47.5 million for Pierre Garcon?), Mike Maccagnan smartly sat out the first wave of free agency and it appeared he would not give in to impulse and was very content with resigning core players that performed well and letting the market come to him.

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