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Over the last decade the NFL has experienced a perfect storm of factors that have transformed the league into a passing/quarterback-driven league. With the advent of rule changes designed to make the game “safer,” coupled with the rise of fantasy football, the playing field has been slanted and skewed towards the offensive side of the ball, so that it is virtually impossible to win without a top-tier AKA “Franchise Quarterback.”

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If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve continued to lament that a GM needs more than a year and a half to fully implement their plan on a team. However, there’s been incessant talk on Jets GM John Idzik after his press conference yesterday. So, I’m going to grade his drafts, free agent signings, and trades. Here is the scale: A (All-Pro/Quality Starter) equals 4 points, B (Adequate Starter) equals 3 points, C (Contributor) equals 2 points, D (Negative impact) equals 1 point, and F (no impact) equals 0 points. Feel free to chime in in the comments. Let’s get to it.

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If you hadn’t watched the New York Jets all season, you would likely not be surprised that the secondary has played poorly as a whole if you saw their 1-7 mid-season record.  Injuries to Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle set them back from the start, and serious regression from Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry has certainly not helped. The play of Darrin Walls and newcomer Philip Adams have saved the secondary from being as much of a wasteland as last season, but it still hasn’t been pretty.  Here is where everybody stands at mid-season

Note – I won’t be grading Milliner due to his injuries 

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