The New York Jets brought in big-name free agents to upgrade their offense while the Indianapolis Colts made less flashy signings to upgrade their receiving corps and defense.
The New York Jets will make their preseason debut against the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets will be showcasing their free-agent signings for the first time as the Colts look to develop chemistry on a team that is returning mostly intact.
The Jets upgraded their receiving corps by signing Eric Decker and upgraded at running back by signing Chris Johnson. They are also expected to possibly have a quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick, who was also signed in free agency.
The Colts signed a few free agents of their own such as wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, defensive end Arthur Jones and inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson.
Nicks has struggled with his conditioning in the offseason, but he will look to fight for a starting spot. Jones and Jackson were brought in to upgrade a struggling Colts defense.
Quarterback Andrew Luck enters his third year with the Colts, and he will look to take the next step forward as the Jets hope to see their offense improve with their upgrades. Smith will need to perform well enough to fight off Vick for good.