With Jason Taylor, Jets Add Another Valuable Piece To the Puzzle

Chad Minton@@chad_mintonCorrespondent IApril 20, 2010

You can always expect plenty of huge deals to happen right before the draft each year, and this year has been no different.

The Jets have contributed to a lot of that as they just reportedly signed Jason Taylor to a deal that will make that defense even scarier than it already was.

This pick solidifies them as the Super Bowl favorite out of the AFC. The AFC is no longer dominated by just the Patriots or the Colts anymore. The Jets want in on the action as well.

Even without Santonio Holmes and Jason Taylor last season, they still came up just short of going to the Super Bowl.

They're definitely putting all their chips on next season. Most likely this deal with Jason Taylor will be of the one-year variety. The Jets want a Super Bowl now and they're done being patient.

The Jets also signed LaDainian Tomlinson earlier in the offseason. There are questions about whether Tomlinson is way past his prime, but worst case scenario, he acts as a great mentor for Shonn Greene and Leon Washington.

This team now has a certain swagger to them that puts them ahead of every other team in the AFC at this point. They've got it all going in the right direction.

They've got an excellent coach that the players respect in Rex Ryan. Mark Sanchez is most likely going to get better. Their defense is still one of the best. And now they've got a great group of receivers that includes Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Jerricho Cotchery.

The AFC East as a whole has been somewhat busy, with the Dolphins acquiring Brandon Marshall and the Patriots just recently adding Torry Holt to their roster.

Hands down, the AFC East will be the best division in the NFL, and the Jets will be the top dog of that division.

Jets Offseason Acquisitions

Santonio Holmes (from Steelers)

LaDainian Tomlinson (from Chargers)

Jason Taylor (from Dolphins)

Nick Folk (from Cowboys)

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