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Breaking down Jets' top free agents and their chances of re-signing

A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:

1. Big decisions: The 2020 offseason begins as soon as Super Bowl LIV is over and the confetti starts flying. The Jets' decision-makers, already preparing, spent the past week in free-agency meetings. Before they open the checkbook for outside free agents, they have to figure out which of their own they want to keep. They have 22 unrestricted free agents; the only team with more UFAs is the Dallas Cowboys (25), according to OverTheCap.com.

Here's a breakdown of the New York's top pending free agents and their odds of returning to the Jets:

Robby Anderson, wide receiver: His body of work doesn't jump off the page (no 1,000-yard receiving seasons), but he's looking at a big score because he's young (27 in May), fast and one of the few quality options in a thin receiver market. Experts say he could land a deal that averages at least $13 million per year. Watch out for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. The Jets are hesitant to go that high, as they should be. Chances of return: 25%

Jordan Jenkins, linebacker: He's a complementary player who can set the edge against the run and contribute eight or so sacks per season -- and there's definitely value in that. That said, he's not a top-tier edge rusher. Based on pass-rushing metrics, he's not even the best edge rusher on the team. (Tarell Basham has him beat.) Jenkins probably is looking at something in the range of $7 million to $9 million per year. Chances of return: 50%

Brian Poole, cornerback: Playing the all-important slot corner position, he was one of the Jets' most consistent players. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves his aggressive style of play. Hurting at the position, the Jets will make a strong bid to keep him. Figure he lands a deal worth at least $6 million per season. Chances of return: 65%

Kelvin Beachum, left tackle: Competent left tackles are hard to find, especially ones who don't make too many mistakes in pass protection. The Jets want to get younger -- Beachum turns 31 in June -- but there's no guarantee they will find a plug-and-play left tackle with the No. 11 pick in the draft. The hunch is Beachum will look to explore the market. Chances of return: 45%

Alex Lewis, guard: He's a Joe Douglas guy -- acquired in a preseason trade -- so you can bet the Jets' general manager will push to keep him. Coach Adam Gase likes him, too. Lewis did a solid job at left guard in the aftermath of the Kelechi Osemele fiasco. Chances of return: 70%

Brandon Shell, right tackle: Gase tried to replace the 2016 fifth-round pick last season, but had to play him because of all the injuries on the offensive line. Adios. Chances of return: 5%

Neville Hewitt, inside linebacker: The defensive coaches have a lot of faith in Hewitt, who wound up playing 69% of the defensive snaps because of injuries to C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson at inside linebacker. Hewitt's value will increase if Williamson becomes a salary-cap casualty, which is likely. Chances of return: 75%

Bilal Powell, running back: The longest-tenured Jet was a nice change-of-pace back -- he was more effective than Le'Veon Bell on certain runs -- but he's 31 and the offense needs more speed in the backfield. That said, he's well-regarded within the organization and it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets another one-year deal to prove his worth. Chances of return: 40%

Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver: Thomas, 32, was a positive locker-room presence, but it's a young man's game, especially at this position. Chances of return: 20%

Trevor Siemian, quarterback: The Jets didn't see much of Siemian, because of his horrible ankle injury, but they saw enough. It's time to upgrade the No. 2 QB position, particularly since Sam Darnold has missed six of 32 games. Chances of return: 25%

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52 minutes ago, LIJetsFan said:

Breaking down Jets' top free agents and their chances of re-signing

A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:

1. Big decisions: The 2020 offseason begins as soon as Super Bowl LIV is over and the confetti starts flying. The Jets' decision-makers, already preparing, spent the past week in free-agency meetings. Before they open the checkbook for outside free agents, they have to figure out which of their own they want to keep. They have 22 unrestricted free agents; the only team with more UFAs is the Dallas Cowboys (25), according to OverTheCap.com.

Here's a breakdown of the New York's top pending free agents and their odds of returning to the Jets:

Robby Anderson, wide receiver: His body of work doesn't jump off the page (no 1,000-yard receiving seasons), but he's looking at a big score because he's young (27 in May), fast and one of the few quality options in a thin receiver market. Experts say he could land a deal that averages at least $13 million per year. Watch out for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. The Jets are hesitant to go that high, as they should be. Chances of return: 25%

Jordan Jenkins, linebacker: He's a complementary player who can set the edge against the run and contribute eight or so sacks per season -- and there's definitely value in that. That said, he's not a top-tier edge rusher. Based on pass-rushing metrics, he's not even the best edge rusher on the team. (Tarell Basham has him beat.) Jenkins probably is looking at something in the range of $7 million to $9 million per year. Chances of return: 50%

Brian Poole, cornerback: Playing the all-important slot corner position, he was one of the Jets' most consistent players. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves his aggressive style of play. Hurting at the position, the Jets will make a strong bid to keep him. Figure he lands a deal worth at least $6 million per season. Chances of return: 65%

Kelvin Beachum, left tackle: Competent left tackles are hard to find, especially ones who don't make too many mistakes in pass protection. The Jets want to get younger -- Beachum turns 31 in June -- but there's no guarantee they will find a plug-and-play left tackle with the No. 11 pick in the draft. The hunch is Beachum will look to explore the market. Chances of return: 45%

Alex Lewis, guard: He's a Joe Douglas guy -- acquired in a preseason trade -- so you can bet the Jets' general manager will push to keep him. Coach Adam Gase likes him, too. Lewis did a solid job at left guard in the aftermath of the Kelechi Osemele fiasco. Chances of return: 70%

Brandon Shell, right tackle: Gase tried to replace the 2016 fifth-round pick last season, but had to play him because of all the injuries on the offensive line. Adios. Chances of return: 5%

Neville Hewitt, inside linebacker: The defensive coaches have a lot of faith in Hewitt, who wound up playing 69% of the defensive snaps because of injuries to C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson at inside linebacker. Hewitt's value will increase if Williamson becomes a salary-cap casualty, which is likely. Chances of return: 75%

Bilal Powell, running back: The longest-tenured Jet was a nice change-of-pace back -- he was more effective than Le'Veon Bell on certain runs -- but he's 31 and the offense needs more speed in the backfield. That said, he's well-regarded within the organization and it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets another one-year deal to prove his worth. Chances of return: 40%

Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver: Thomas, 32, was a positive locker-room presence, but it's a young man's game, especially at this position. Chances of return: 20%

Trevor Siemian, quarterback: The Jets didn't see much of Siemian, because of his horrible ankle injury, but they saw enough. It's time to upgrade the No. 2 QB position, particularly since Sam Darnold has missed six of 32 games. Chances of return: 25%

Considering he controls the 53 man roster, he shouldn't have to push too hard.?

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- Unless Jenkins is taking a cheap hometown discount, let him walk. But I suspect some team will over pay him.

- Re-sign Robbie. There were countless times this season he was open deep and lack of OL protection, or Sam just missing it because he’s watching the pressure, produced nothing. He also improved as a more all around receiver last year.

- All for re-signing Lewis, but our 1st priority at guard needs to be Thuney.

- I liked Demaryius and wouldn’t mind him back if he is our 4th WR. I’d prefer we go after Emmanuel Sanders if we are looking for a vet.

- I’d def like Brian Poole back. Should be a priority.

- Shell can take a walk. Go hard after Conklin, or draft one.

- Beachum I think should be back on a 1 year deal or a 2 year that makes him a cap light cut after 1. You draft an OT high and put rookie at RT if you have Beachum, or at guard for his rookie season if you have Beachum and another FA like Conklin.

- Back up QB, Nate Sudfeld I’d like as an option...maybe Mariota? But I’d suspect he’ll go to a team that has a vet that he can possible supplant in a season or two. This isn’t the draft to be looking for quality developmental QB’s in the mid rounds either. So our backup should be found in free agency.

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4 minutes ago, Adoni Beast said:

- Unless Jenkins is taking a cheap hometown discount, let him walk. But I suspect some team will over pay him.

- Re-sign Robbie. There were countless times this season he was open deep and lack of OL protection, or Sam just missing it because he’s watching the pressure, produced nothing. He also improved as a more all around receiver last year.

- All for re-signing Lewis, but our 1st priority at guard needs to be Thuney.

- I liked Demaryius and wouldn’t mind him back if he is our 4th WR. I’d prefer we go after Emmanuel Sanders if we are looking for a vet.

- I’d def like Brian Poole back. Should be a priority.

- Shell can take a walk. Go hard after Conklin, or draft one.

- Beachum I think should be back on a 1 year deal or a 2 year that makes him a cap light cut after 1. You draft an OT high and put rookie at RT if you have Beachum, or at guard for his rookie season if you have Beachum and another FA like Conklin.

- Back up QB, Nate Sudfeld I’d like as an option...maybe Mariota? But I’d suspect he’ll go to a team that has a vet that he can possible supplant in a season or two. This isn’t the draft to be looking for quality developmental QB’s in the mid rounds either. So our backup should be found in free agency.

I think Robbie and beachum are likely to return.  They can’t go into the draft w/o beachum b/c they don’t know who they’re going to get for the OL.

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16 minutes ago, Augustiniak said:

I think Robbie and beachum are likely to return.  They can’t go into the draft w/o beachum b/c they don’t know who they’re going to get for the OL.

Beachum on a reasonable one year deal I can tolerate if we also sign a combination of Conklin and Scherf/Thuney

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maybe not a single one of the guys is a must re-sign candidate but keeping a few will fill holes that would either have to be filled in the open free agent market or the draft.  i'm thinking robbie is high on the list as are poole, lewis, and maybe jenkins.  the rest of those guys can take a vet minimum or walk.

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2 minutes ago, rangerous said:

maybe not a single one of the guys is a must re-sign candidate but keeping a few will fill holes that would either have to be filled in the open free agent market or the draft.  i'm thinking robbie is high on the list as are poole, lewis, and maybe jenkins.  the rest of those guys can take a vet minimum or walk.

Poole and Jenkins I would say are must resigns

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1 hour ago, Augustiniak said:

I think Robbie and beachum are likely to return.  They can’t go into the draft w/o beachum b/c they don’t know who they’re going to get for the OL.

Absolutely agree. I do think he will be back, and even if we draft a high OT, we can always swing the rookie to RT or guard until the rookie is ready.

Honestly, best case scenario is we re-sign Beachum, draft OT in the 1st (have him play guard in Year One), sign Conklin for RT, Thuney for LG, and draft a center in middle rounds to overtake Harrison.

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7 hours ago, LIJetsFan said:

Breaking down Jets' top free agents and their chances of re-signing

A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:

1. Big decisions: The 2020 offseason begins as soon as Super Bowl LIV is over and the confetti starts flying. The Jets' decision-makers, already preparing, spent the past week in free-agency meetings. Before they open the checkbook for outside free agents, they have to figure out which of their own they want to keep. They have 22 unrestricted free agents; the only team with more UFAs is the Dallas Cowboys (25), according to OverTheCap.com.

Here's a breakdown of the New York's top pending free agents and their odds of returning to the Jets:

Robby Anderson, wide receiver: His body of work doesn't jump off the page (no 1,000-yard receiving seasons), but he's looking at a big score because he's young (27 in May), fast and one of the few quality options in a thin receiver market. Experts say he could land a deal that averages at least $13 million per year. Watch out for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. The Jets are hesitant to go that high, as they should be. Chances of return: 25%

Jordan Jenkins, linebacker: He's a complementary player who can set the edge against the run and contribute eight or so sacks per season -- and there's definitely value in that. That said, he's not a top-tier edge rusher. Based on pass-rushing metrics, he's not even the best edge rusher on the team. (Tarell Basham has him beat.) Jenkins probably is looking at something in the range of $7 million to $9 million per year. Chances of return: 50%

Brian Poole, cornerback: Playing the all-important slot corner position, he was one of the Jets' most consistent players. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves his aggressive style of play. Hurting at the position, the Jets will make a strong bid to keep him. Figure he lands a deal worth at least $6 million per season. Chances of return: 65%

Kelvin Beachum, left tackle: Competent left tackles are hard to find, especially ones who don't make too many mistakes in pass protection. The Jets want to get younger -- Beachum turns 31 in June -- but there's no guarantee they will find a plug-and-play left tackle with the No. 11 pick in the draft. The hunch is Beachum will look to explore the market. Chances of return: 45%

Alex Lewis, guard: He's a Joe Douglas guy -- acquired in a preseason trade -- so you can bet the Jets' general manager will push to keep him. Coach Adam Gase likes him, too. Lewis did a solid job at left guard in the aftermath of the Kelechi Osemele fiasco. Chances of return: 70%

Brandon Shell, right tackle: Gase tried to replace the 2016 fifth-round pick last season, but had to play him because of all the injuries on the offensive line. Adios. Chances of return: 5%

Neville Hewitt, inside linebacker: The defensive coaches have a lot of faith in Hewitt, who wound up playing 69% of the defensive snaps because of injuries to C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson at inside linebacker. Hewitt's value will increase if Williamson becomes a salary-cap casualty, which is likely. Chances of return: 75%

Bilal Powell, running back: The longest-tenured Jet was a nice change-of-pace back -- he was more effective than Le'Veon Bell on certain runs -- but he's 31 and the offense needs more speed in the backfield. That said, he's well-regarded within the organization and it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets another one-year deal to prove his worth. Chances of return: 40%

Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver: Thomas, 32, was a positive locker-room presence, but it's a young man's game, especially at this position. Chances of return: 20%

Trevor Siemian, quarterback: The Jets didn't see much of Siemian, because of his horrible ankle injury, but they saw enough. It's time to upgrade the No. 2 QB position, particularly since Sam Darnold has missed six of 32 games. Chances of return: 25%

Sadly maybe only 2 maybe 3 guys should be signed. The rest should be replaced by someone young that had potential of playing better than these guys.

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7 hours ago, LIJetsFan said:

Breaking down Jets' top free agents and their chances of re-signing

A look at what's happening around the New York Jets:

1. Big decisions: The 2020 offseason begins as soon as Super Bowl LIV is over and the confetti starts flying. The Jets' decision-makers, already preparing, spent the past week in free-agency meetings. Before they open the checkbook for outside free agents, they have to figure out which of their own they want to keep. They have 22 unrestricted free agents; the only team with more UFAs is the Dallas Cowboys (25), according to OverTheCap.com.

Here's a breakdown of the New York's top pending free agents and their odds of returning to the Jets:

Robby Anderson, wide receiver: His body of work doesn't jump off the page (no 1,000-yard receiving seasons), but he's looking at a big score because he's young (27 in May), fast and one of the few quality options in a thin receiver market. Experts say he could land a deal that averages at least $13 million per year. Watch out for the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. The Jets are hesitant to go that high, as they should be. Chances of return: 25%

Jordan Jenkins, linebacker: He's a complementary player who can set the edge against the run and contribute eight or so sacks per season -- and there's definitely value in that. That said, he's not a top-tier edge rusher. Based on pass-rushing metrics, he's not even the best edge rusher on the team. (Tarell Basham has him beat.) Jenkins probably is looking at something in the range of $7 million to $9 million per year. Chances of return: 50%

Brian Poole, cornerback: Playing the all-important slot corner position, he was one of the Jets' most consistent players. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves his aggressive style of play. Hurting at the position, the Jets will make a strong bid to keep him. Figure he lands a deal worth at least $6 million per season. Chances of return: 65%

Kelvin Beachum, left tackle: Competent left tackles are hard to find, especially ones who don't make too many mistakes in pass protection. The Jets want to get younger -- Beachum turns 31 in June -- but there's no guarantee they will find a plug-and-play left tackle with the No. 11 pick in the draft. The hunch is Beachum will look to explore the market. Chances of return: 45%

Alex Lewis, guard: He's a Joe Douglas guy -- acquired in a preseason trade -- so you can bet the Jets' general manager will push to keep him. Coach Adam Gase likes him, too. Lewis did a solid job at left guard in the aftermath of the Kelechi Osemele fiasco. Chances of return: 70%

Brandon Shell, right tackle: Gase tried to replace the 2016 fifth-round pick last season, but had to play him because of all the injuries on the offensive line. Adios. Chances of return: 5%

Neville Hewitt, inside linebacker: The defensive coaches have a lot of faith in Hewitt, who wound up playing 69% of the defensive snaps because of injuries to C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson at inside linebacker. Hewitt's value will increase if Williamson becomes a salary-cap casualty, which is likely. Chances of return: 75%

Bilal Powell, running back: The longest-tenured Jet was a nice change-of-pace back -- he was more effective than Le'Veon Bell on certain runs -- but he's 31 and the offense needs more speed in the backfield. That said, he's well-regarded within the organization and it wouldn't be a surprise if he gets another one-year deal to prove his worth. Chances of return: 40%

Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver: Thomas, 32, was a positive locker-room presence, but it's a young man's game, especially at this position. Chances of return: 20%

Trevor Siemian, quarterback: The Jets didn't see much of Siemian, because of his horrible ankle injury, but they saw enough. It's time to upgrade the No. 2 QB position, particularly since Sam Darnold has missed six of 32 games. Chances of return: 25%

This article is pretty much irrelevant. I'm comfortable saying anyone that Joe Douglas wants to resign he'll be able to. That's the relevant statement about this team in the off-season.

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