The Jets added Michael Vick to backup and mentor QB Geno Smith, and possibly compete for the starting job.
After cutting the bloated contracts of Antonio Cromartie, Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes, the Jets found themselves with tons of cap space in 2014, and used some of it to fix their many holes on offense.
Eric Decker – WR, Jacoby Ford – WR, Breno Giacomini – T, Chris Johnson – RB, Dimitri Patterson – CB, Michael Vick – QB, Jason Babin – DE/OLB
A look at each player:
Jason Babin is a top flight pass rusher who has 45.0 sacks in the last 4 years. He will likely take a starting OLB job or play in pass rushing downs.
Eric Decker was a three-year star in Denver, recording over 30 TDs in that time. He was signed for a 5-year, $36 million contract and will be the team’s No. 1 receiver in 2014.
Jacoby Ford is a speedster from Oakland with a strong reputation as a kick returner. In addition to playing in the slot, Ford will take the primary kick return duties in 2014.
Breno Giacomini was a starter on the Seahawks offensive line last year. He will replace departed lineman Austin Howard at his RT spot.
Chris Johnson has rushed for over 1,000 yards in six straight seasons for the Titans. He will share the starting RB position with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell
Dimitri Patterson is a starting-caliber CB who most recently played for the Dolphins.
Michael Vick is a 4-time Pro Bowler who is trying to revive his career again with the Jets after being benched in Philadelphia prior to his release. He will compete for the starting QB job and will most likely be the team’s backup.
Not adding an established CB is scary, but the Jets still managed to pick up the league’s best free agent WR, RB and QB at a very reasonable price.