Cease me should you’ve heard this earlier than, however Jets GM Joe Douglas has been requested a few beginning security who’s trying to get a long-term deal from the group earlier than he hits free company and Douglas says publicly that he’d wish to get mentioned security locked up long-term. This was the case simply over a 12 months in the past with the since-traded Jamal Adams and is now taking part in out with Marcus Maye.
The distinction right here in fact is that Maye is taking a wise and unselfish method to his upcoming deal whereas Adams was all about Adams and was upset about not having a brand new contract whereas the US was within the early phases of being enveloped by a world pandemic.
Douglas could very nicely find yourself coming to phrases with Maye on a brand new deal previous to the beginning of the season, however in taking a look at his method to the draft, it has the look of planning for a unique consequence.
Whereas the Jets are anticipated to maneuver a few of these gamers round a bit, they did draft Jamien Sherwood, Michael Carter II, and Hamsah Nasirildeen. All three have expertise at security and can be joined by undrafted free brokers Brendon White, Jordyn Peters (each safeties) and Isaiah Dunn who performed cornerback at Oregon State however is considered by some as a security on the professional degree. In all, that’s six new our bodies coming from the faculty ranks to the professionals who’ve performed or can play security.
Oh, and did we point out the addition of free agent security LeMarcus Joyner? Though in equity, Joyner and Maye are far various kinds of gamers and one may have little impression on the opposite.
Ultimately none of this will likely matter and the Jets might ink Maye to a long-term deal, however paying premium cash for a non-premium place isn’t one thing we’ve seen Joe Douglas do earlier than, and he is probably not trying to do it now. And the Jets offseason strikes on the place counsel which may be the case.