The New York Jets defense is going to need a complete overhaul this offseason.
Whatever the plan was heading into 2021, it hasn’t worked:
Last in the league in yards allowed per game (396.8)
32nd in points per game allowed (30.6)
30th in rushing yards allowed (1,601)
28th in passing yards allowed (3,161)
One place they should start the rebuild is on the backend of their defense.
Chris Roling of Bleacher Report listed the Jets as a “potential suitor” for New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams.
The talented 25-year-old is scheduled to be a free agent this spring after playing the 2021 season on the franchise tag.
In his five seasons in the pros, Williams has secured 15 interceptions, 38 pass deflections, and has over 305 tackles to his name.
He was originally supposed to be a free agent last season, but the Saints prevented that with the franchise tag. Tagging him twice seems unlikely, so the Jets should have a crack at him in free agency in 2022.