6 Boldest Offseason Moves New York Jets Have Made

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6 Boldest Offseason Moves New York Jets Have Made
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Mark Sanchez's battle for his job overshadows other Jets' offseason moves.

We've heard plenty about mistakes like signing quarterbacks with bad knees and running backs who get arrested. Enough. It's time to examine the boldest, most out-of-the-box moves the New York Jets have made to address team needs this offseason; moves whose outcomes remain uncertain.

The Jets have taken some novel approaches to addressing issues that range from front-office staffing to meeting on-the-field needs. Here are some examples:

  • Converting an Australian rugby player who'd never played organized football into an NFL tight end.
  • Replacing a Pro Bowl safety with his brother.
  • Trading a perennial Pro Bowl cornerback for two draft choices, then drafting his potential replacement
  • Hiring a new general manager with no personnel experience to rebuild a talent-starved team

Whether you call these moves bold or foolhardy may depend on whether you think the glass is half empty or half full. Only time will tell. For good or ill these moves will play a huge role in determining the Jets' success or failure in 2013 and beyond.


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