Episode 72: The Jet Take – 2018 NFL Free Agency Frenzy

New TJT Podcast: Kyle Fahey and Ben Blessington talk New York Jets 2018 free agency with callers…

Ben Bleesington and Kyle Fahey return for season 3 of the show covering the New York Jets’ 2018 Free Agency so far!

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Author: Ben Blessington

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

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 – 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 Running 2017 Free Agency Blog – Day Two (3/10)

A running blog of day two of the NFL league year, tracking New York Jets news and updates…

Day two of the league year is here. Check out yesterday’s running blog and Scott Mason’s piece on Geno Smith…

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New York Jets Running 2017 Free Agency Blog – Day One (3/9)

A running blog on the first day of the NFL league year, covering any moves made by the New York Jets and other news around the NFL…

Despite a flurry of moves during the tampering period (none made by the New York Jets), the league year officially opens today. Keep checking this article throughout the day for news and analysis on all moves around the league. Whatever writer leaves an update, he/she will follow with a link to their Twitter handle for more thoughts…

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New York Jets – Remaining Free Agency Needs

Alex Kacyznski on the New York Jets primary three remaining needs in free agency

Alex Kaczynski runs through the New York Jets three primary remaining needs in free agency, as the market continues to thin out…

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Get To Know Your Jets Nose Tackle – Steve McLendon

Joe Caporoso with a closer look at New York Jets nose tackle Steve McLendon, with insight from Dave Bryan of Steelers Depot

The New York Jets recently signed nose tackle Steve McLendon to a 3 year, 10.5 million dollar contract with 4 million guaranteed. He is expected to be the primary replacement for the departed Damon Harrison, along with second year player Deon Simon. McLendon is 30 years old and coming off six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he began his career as an undrafted free agent. Let’s take a closer look at McLendon with a huge help from our friend Dave Bryan at Steelers Depot…

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New York Jets – The Waiting Game

Joe Caporoso on the cap strapped New York Jets and the waiting game they are currently sitting through…

It has been a relatively quiet 2016 offseason for the New York Jets. Things are unlikely to change until they find a way to create breathing room in their salary cap situation. Currently, only the New Orleans Saints have less available money. When the Jets officially file deals for recently signed defensive linemen Steve McLendon and Jarvis Jenkins, the amount will only get lower.

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TOJ Pick Six – Free Agents New York Jets Should Sign

Dalbin Osorio with a TOJ Pick Six of free agents the New York Jets should still consider

As we await news on who exactly will be throwing out of the shotgun to a five wide set that has Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and either Devin Smith, Jace Amaro, or Quincy Enunwa, we decided to look at the six best free agents that the Jets should sign. Beneath the individual’s stats, you’ll see a reason for the signing as well as how the signing would impact the Jets potential draft plans. Keep in mind, these moves are made with the belief that the Jets have an offer ready for Muhammad Wilkerson, will not bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick at his current salary demands, and that D’Brickashaw Ferguson is released. Let’s get to it…

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