Chris Harris Jr. rumors: 5 best fits in NFL Free Agency

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4. New York Jets

With over $50 million in cap space and a need further created by admitting what a huge mistake Trumaine Johnson was, the Jets are among the teams ready to play at the top of the cornerback market. They may be willing to pony up for Byron Jones or James Bradberry, but Harris is apparently on their radar too.

The bigger question if Harris will see the Jets as a suitable landing spot. In a certain light he is the best free agent corner available, as a four-time Pro Bowler with a good track record. He will come a little cheaper the Jones or Bradberry, and probably on a deal that will be a year or two shorter.

Before Johnson’s ill-conceived five-year, $72.5 million deal two years ago, the Jets signed Darrelle Revis to a five-year, $70 million deal in 2015 and got two past his prime seasons out of him. So there may be some natural hesitancy to give another veteran corner a big free agent contract.

However it’s a newer regime now, and general manager Joe Douglas doesn’t have to carry those regrets into his free agent period. In the bigger picture though, with other needs to allocate cap space toward, Harris might be the best fit among the top tier of corners for the Jets.