Unlike last season, the New York Jets figure to be big players in free agency this year with newfound salary-cap flexibility. Now, all the Jets have to do is figure out how they want to allocate their precious cap resources to build the perennial winner general manager John Idzik envisioned when he took the job. Most of their focus will be on the skill positions, as their current group makes up for one of the worst in the league. There are also a few spots on defense and along the offensive line that need addressing as well and should not be overlooked. In many instances, simply retaining their own players or allowing rookies to compete in training camp to round out roster spots will be adequate. In others, signing several big-name free agents will be necessary to fix a position. Here is a free-agency primer for every position, featuring players the Jets should target at each position.
New York Jets: A Position-by-Position Primer to Free Agency
Bleacher Report | Jan 21