The 2020 season for the New York Jets has been a lost cause with the only question remaining being where they will draft. With not much left to play for this year, it’s time to look ahead to the offseason to see how they can improve their team.
The first question could involve a new coaching staff, but after that it’s time to look at free agency to find players to improve their roster.
This is a team that has a lot of holes to fill, something that will probably take more than one offseason to fix.
With a lot of intriguing names set to be free agents, let’s take a look at three players the Jets should have a close eye on.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins
The Jets shouldn’t be signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to lead them to the Super Bowl, instead signing him to be a locker room guy for the team. All signs still point towards the Jets drafting a quarterback, and Fitzpatrick would be a perfect pro to put with the rookie.
FItzpatrick was benched for Tua Tagovailoa with the Miami Dolphins, something that he took in stride. Before going to the bench, Fitzpatrick had found success, throwing for 1,535 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
If the Jets need Fitzpatrick to start, he has proven he has the ability to lead a team to victory, but signing him would be more about helping the Jets’ new quarterback adjust to life in the NFL.
Corey Davis, Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
Corey Davis hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that come with being a high first round draft pick, but he is still going to be one of the top wide receivers on the market.
The Jets’ top receiver this season has been Jamison Crowder, but the team could cut him after the season if they hope to save money. After Crowder, the Jets’ wide receiver talent is limited.
Davis is a big bodied receiver who can create space and run after the catch. On the season, Davis has caught 34 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns.
The Jets need to bring in at least one playmaking wide receiver in the offseason, and maybe even two. Davis makes a lot of sense.
Hunter Henry, Tight End, Los Angeles Chargers
The Jets need playmakers all over the field, including tight end, which hasn’t been a weapon for them this season. Their top tight end, Chris Herndon, has only caught 14 passes for 101 yards and no touchdowns.
Hunter Henry has dealt with injuries throughout this career, but when he is healthy he is a top tier tight end.
So far in 2020, Henry has caught 37 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns. No matter who is under center in 2021 for the Jets, Henry would be a nice target for them.