The Jets’ defensive line, nicknamed “The Sons of Anarchy” get another member with the addition of pass rush specialist JaSON Babin.
The Jets announced today that they have signed free agent DE Jason Babin.
Jason Babin has agreed to terms with Jets, according to someone familiar with negotiations. Two-year deal.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 23, 2014
Babin, a 34-year-old defensive end, is considered a pass rush specialist and has managed to perform at a very high level despite his age. He recorded a team-leading 7.5 sacks with the Jaguars in 2013.
Babin has been to two Pro Bowls – with the Titans in 2010 and the Eagles in 2011. In those seasons Babin record 12.5 and 18.0 sacks respectively. He was named Second Team All-Pro in 2011.
The Jets defensive line in 2013 consisted of All-Pro Muhammad Wilkerson, Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson, and Damon Harrison. The addition of Babin provides an added pass rusher to a unit that led the AFC in rushing defense last year, but often struggled against the pass.