Best and Worst Moves New York Jets Made in Free Agency

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Best and Worst Moves New York Jets Made in Free Agency
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Antonio Garay may improve the Jets' pass rush, but he's only played two full seasons in 10 years.

It's difficult to grade many of the New York Jets' moves in free agency anything other than “incomplete.” New players like running back Mike Goodson and outside linebacker Antwan Barnes could upgrade the team significantly, provided they stay healthy.

Similarly, discarded players like running back Shonn Greene and tight end Dustin Keller could enjoy monster seasons, making Jets fans regret their loss.

In other words, this is not your black and white "BEST/WORST" article. "BEST" choices involving player signings are made with fingers firmly crossed. Some "WORST" moves, while regrettable, are borne of financial necessity.

A year from now, it's entirely possible that some "BEST/WORST" pairs will flip-flop. That's the safest prediction I can make.

One "BEST" move, for example, is signing Antwan Barnes and Antonio Garay to bolster the pass rush looks good right now. However, if they go on injured reserve two weeks into the season, that won't help matters at all.

Its corresponding "WORST" move, losing Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry to free agency while possibly trading Darrelle Revis, looks like the death knell to what could have been an elite secondary. Nonetheless, those moves will be strokes of genius should Bell show his age, Landry revert to his injury-prone ways and Revis not return to his pre-injury form.


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