Sometimes, the best moves made are the ones that were never made at all.
With so many players signing to bloated contracts, free agency is a system that sets up NFL teams to fail. Rarely is a team able to find good enough value to warrant cap-eating contracts when so many younger, cheaper options abound in the draft.
Still, teams are forced to fill their needs and round out their rosters with proven veterans through free agency. As New York Jets general manager John Idzik proved last year, free agency can be a great way to fill roster holes in a hurry if money is allocated correctly.
Unlike last year, the Jets are in a position where they have the ability to throw around money and spend lavishly as opposed to being constantly on the lookout for bargain buys. Now, the hard part will be to use some restraint and spend responsibly to preserve the team's long-term outlook.
Here are some moves the Jets need to avoid in free agency.