The New York Jets have improved significantly this offseason, but General Manager Mike Maccagnan still has work to do in order to get the team back to the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
There’s no question that one of the most improved teams in the NFL this offseason has been the New York Jets. General Manager Mike Maccagnan made use of his massive war chest of cap space to bring in a ton of impact players, signing stars Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley along with key role players like Jamison Crowder.
The draft was another boon for the Jets, who landed arguably the draft’s best prospect in defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and a promising edge rusher in Florida’s Jachai Polite. Despite all of the upgrades, the Jets are still an incomplete team entering the final stretch of the offseason.
With that in mind, here are five free agents the Jets should consider in order to help make their team as complete as it can be to reach the playoffs.
5. Stefen Wisniewski
The Jets made a significant offensive line investment by trading for Kelechi Osemele, who will be a significant upgrade over James Carpenter at left guard, but they still have a big hole at center. After whiffing on top free agents like Mitch Morse and Matt Paradis, the Jets re-signed Jonotthan Harrison, who was serviceable a year ago but a risky bet for the long term.
The Jets should look to give themselves some insurance at the position by signing former Eagle Stefen Wisniewski, who was let go after losing his job midway through last season. Wisniewski would give the Jets a nice fallback plan in case Harrison isn’t up to the job, and he would also provide depth at both guard positions.