Free Agency Predictions for the Jets

Stephen Zantz provides his free agency predictions.

NFL Free Agency is just a few weeks away and the New York Jets are poised to be big players in 2021. The Jets are scheduled to have the 3rd most cap space assuming no other moves are made to clear additional cap. I put together 5 realistic signings based on the roster as currently constructed.

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Badlands – The Robert Saleh Audio Docuseries, Episode 1 F/ Peter Schrager

New Badlands Audio Docuseries! Episode 1 featuring Peter Schrager of GMFB and FOX Sports…

Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers launch their four part series on New York Jets new Head Coach Robert Saleh with a deep dive into how and why he was hired. They are then joined by Peter Schrager of Good Morning Football and FOX Sports for more insight into the decision making process, Saleh’s personality and where the team goes from here…

For access sign up for new $5 deep dive tier, exclusively on Patreon which will also give you access to Connor Rogers exclusive Jets NFL Draft Guide coming in early April…

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

Episode 945 – Mailbag (Part 2) w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks with Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR mailbag questions (Part 2)!

Episode 945 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR mailbag questions (Part 2)!

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

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Episode 944 – Mailbag (Part 1) w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks with Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR mailbag questions (Part 1)!

Episode 944 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to answer YOUR mailbag questions (Part 1)!

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

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Episode 943 – Latest Jets & NFL Whispers Including Russell Wilson, Franchise Tags, & More w/Nick Spano

Scott Mason talks to uStadium Co-Founder Nick Spano about the latest whispers surrounding the New York Jets!

Episode 943 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with uStadium Co-Founder Nick Spano about the latest whispers surrounding the New York Jets!

Nick talks about what he recently heard regarding the Jets’ front office’s optimism and pessimism regarding free agency, buzz surrounding Russell Wilson, an offensive lineman Gang Green could target, which players the Jets may and may not get a chance to pursue courtesy of the franchise tag, and more!

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Episode 942 – Midweek News & Notes: An April Darnold Decision, Cap Creativity & More w/Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks with NJ.com Jets beat reporter Darryl Slater for a midweek look at the news and notes surrounding Gang Green!

Episode 942 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with NJ.com Jets beat reporter Darryl Slater for a midweek look at the news and notes surrounding Gang Green!

Darryl discusses the report about the Jets waiting until April to decide on the fate of Sam Darnold, a creative salary cap move that may have helped the Jets significantly going into the 2021 offseason, the announcement that a limited number of fans can now attend games in person at MetLife Stadium, a legend lof Gang Green packs braces himself for plenty of maple syrup as he heads to the CFL, and more!

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Jets Quarter Century Team 1996-2020: Full Backs and Tight Ends

Will Parkinson provides his quarter century team for fullbacks and tight ends.

This is part 3 of the Jets’ best players over the past 25 years. We will be going position group by position group in addition to front office, owner, coaching staff and even stadium and training camp locations.. There have been lots of ups and downs over the past 25 years but this will highlight the great players as well as the fan favorites and best moves. This week we will be going through the full backs and tight ends. Some of the unsung players on the Jets the past 25 years.

Starting Full Back & Tight End:

Richie Anderson – Anderson was clearly not only the best Jets fullback and tight of the end past 25 years, but in the history of the franchise. A 6th round pick out of Penn State, Anderson spent 10 seasons with the Jets. While Anderson started slowly in 1993, he picked it right up and became a reliable blocker for guys like Curtis Martin and Adrian Murrell. Anderson’s best trait was his hands and ability to be a security blanket out of the backfield. Anderson enjoyed the best year of his career in 2000 when he set a franchise record with 88 catches as well as, a pro bowl appearance. The Jets enjoyed a great spell while Anderson was in his prime playing in 3 sperate playoffs. Anderson will go down as one of the most under rated and underappreciated players over the past few decades with the Jets.

Stats: 10 Seasons: Regular Season – 134 Games 305 Catches, 2449 Yards, 10 TDs, 191 Carries, 722 Yards, 2 TDs

Playoffs: 4 Games 10 Catches, 119 Yards, 2 TDs, 3 Carries, 14 Yards

Awards – Pro Bowl (2000), Franchise Single Season Record Catches FB (88)

Dustin Keller- Keller was a 1st round pick (30th overall) out of Purdue. The pass catching tight end spent 5 seasons with the Jets before signing with the Dolphins, only to suffer a career ending knee injury before ever playing a regular season snap. Keller was a very talented route runner and pass catcher and while his production doesn’t touch a Tony Gonzalez, he certainly provided a solid security blanket and red zone threat for Brett Favre and Mark Sanchez. The most exciting time of Keller’s career was the 2009 playoff run he hauled in 3 touchdowns and was a crucial part of the ground and pound offense. Keller was clearly for me the most talented and productive tight end of the past 25 years for the Jets.

Stats: 5 Seasons: Regular Season – 72 Games 241 Catches, 2876 Yards, 17 TDs

Playoffs: 6 Games – 26 Catches, 302 Yards, 3 TDs

Best Homegrown Talent:

Jareld Sowell: While Sowell may go under the radar for most, he is someone who was always a reliable and strong player for Gang Green. A 7th round pick, Sowell was Richie Anderson’s backup for the beginning of this career before stepping into a bigger role once Anderson went with Parcels to Dallas. Sowell spent 9 seasons with the Jets and was around and a part of one of the best Jets runs as a franchise from ‘98-‘06. Considering the value, they got in return for a 7th round full back, I think its pretty clear Sowell deserved mention.

Stats: 9 Seasons: Regular Season – 137 Games 147 Catches, 1188 Yards, 5 TDs, 61 Carries, 244 Yards, 1 TD.

Playoffs: 5 Games 6 Catches, 20 Yards, 1 TD, 1 Carry, 2 Yards.

Best Trade/Signing:

Tony Richardson – Richardson who was voted 2nd team all decade and a 3-time pro bowler joined the Jets as his career winded down in 2008. While he may have been 37 when he joined the Jets, he still had a lot left in the tank and was a crucial locker room leader for Gang Green during the fruitful spell of 2008-2010. While you don’t see it in the numbers, Richardson was an elite level blocking full back and was fantastic signing by Mike Tannenbaum.

Stats: 3 Seasons: 48 Games 31 Total Touches, 171 Yards.

Postseason: 6 Games 4 Total Touches, 16 Yards.

Fan Favorite:

Chris Baker – The NY native Chris Baker will always go down as a fan favorite for his famous nickname “Chris Baker the Touchdown Maker”. A 3rd round pick out of Michigan State, Baker enjoyed some good moment with Gang Green being a reliable blocker and pass catcher for Chad Pennington and others. Baker enjoyed a 7-season run with the Jets going to the playoffs in 3 of them. The nickname lives on to this day and will always be someone Jets fans remember fondly.

Stats: 7 Seasons: 51 Games 145 Catches, 1505 Yards, 12 TDs

Playoffs: 5 Games 12 Catches, 109 Yards, 1 TD

John Connor – While John Connor may not have had the all pro level career fans expected after his performance in Cortland on Hard Knocks in 2010, he will always be a fan favorite. “The Terminator” as he was coined famously that summer, Connor dished out punishing blows on special teams and in the back field during his 4-year career with the Jets. Connor may not have been Richie Anderson with his route running but he punished defenders and “The Terminator” will always be a Jets fan favorite.

Stats: 4 Seasons: 47 Games 33 Total Touches, 161 Yards, 3 Total TDs

Best That Never Was –

Kyle Brady: While Brady wasn’t a bust, he was certainly incredibly underwhelming in his time with the Jets. That as well as the fact the Jets took him 9th overall and there are 3 Hall of Famers (Sapp, Law, Brooks) all taken after him in addition to multiple other pro bowlers. Brady came in with massive expectations and while he enjoyed an average season in 1998, his career overall with the Jets was very disappointing considering the excitement and expectation.

Stats: 4 Seasons: Regular Season – 63 Games 93 Catches, 949 Yards, 10 TDs

Playoffs: 2 Games 3 Catches 28 Yards.

 

Badlands – The Hot Take Episode

New Badlands – Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers with all their hot takes on the New York Jets before March hits…

Joe and Connor take out a fresh platter of New York Jets hot takes for their final February episode…

SIGN UP FOR THE PATREON

A friendly reminder our new $5 tier (DEEP DIVE) is dropping on March 1st with a brand new four part podcast (running 3/1, 3/5, 3/8 and 3/12) on Robert Saleh and his coaching staff, you will also get:

  • Connor Rogers first ever New York Jets draft guide in April (I seen’t it and it is incredible) 
  • A four part audio docuseries in June grading out the New York Jets 2021 draft class
  • A two part audio docuseries on their starting quarterback (WHOMEVER THAT MAY BE) in August 
  • Weekly 20 minute livestreams with Connor or myself during the regular season
  • Everything you already get in the $3 tier 

…And a few other treats now that our logo is in place

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

Episode 941 – Chronicles of Nania: Free Agency Preview (Part 2) Potential OL & WR Targets

Scott Mason talks with Michael Nania of Jetsxfactor.com for the “Chronicles of Nania” to take an in-depth look at potential OL and WR targets for the Jets in 2021 free agency!

Episode 941 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with Michael Nania of Jetsxfactor.com for the “Chronicles of Nania” to take an in-depth look at potential OL and WR targets for the Jets in 2021 free agency!

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

Episode 940 – 2021 Offseason Roundtable #4 w/Kayla Pace

Scott Mason talks with CBS Sports researcher Kayla Pace to discuss the Jets’ 2021 offseason!

Episode 940 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks with CBS Sports researcher Kayla Pace to discuss the Jets’ 2021 offseason!

Kayla shares her thoughts on the Adam Gase era, the hiring of Robert Saleh, where Sam Darnold stands right now and what the Jets’ future may hold at QB, confidence level in ownership and the front office, how the team can improve in 2021 including free agency and the draft, why she’d love to see her fellow South Carolina Gamecock Jaycee Horn in a Jets uniform, and more!

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