The Jets have had success with injury-plagued players in the past under general manager John Idzik, with Willie Colon, Chris Ivory and David Nelson being prime examples of the Jets getting tremendous value from overlooked players.
With a need for a third safety to play in "big nickel" packages, there are not many better fits than Stevie Brown.
Brown exploded onto the scene in 2012 with nine interceptions as the Giants' nickel safety. However, he was unable to cash in on his success when he suffered an ACL tear in his preseason meeting against the Jets, ironically returning one of Geno Smith's interceptions when he was injured on a tackle.
After Ed Reed proved that his days were far behind him in the second half of last season, the Jets are in desperate need of a ball-hawking safety. Dawan Landry and Antonio Allen can handle the run and man coverages rather well, but the Jets need to create more turnovers from their secondary—it only forced 13 all season.
Brown carries on obvious injury risk with an ACL tear, but if the Jets can get him on a one-year "prove it" contract, he could turn out to be yet another steal on the free-agent market by John Idzik.
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