The Jets were mocked after making a ‘boneheaded’ offseason decision.
It is not uncommon for the New York Jets to make a blunder or two; in fact, it has happened far too often in their history.
Although they were hammered this week for a decision (or lack thereof) made during the offseason that put a key member of their defense in jeopardy.
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The media has made a point of bringing it up.
Several fans and media analysts pleaded with the Jets to upgrade their cornerback group earlier this offseason.
It lacked experience, star power, and just plain bravado.
Despite this, the coaching staff remained confident in their players.
Throughout the majority of the season, everyone who criticized this group from the outside in the preseason has been eating a lot of crow.
The corners were excellent in the scheme, displaying flashes of brilliance and possibly hinting at a respectable unit for years to come.
Then, in the last month, everything came crashing down:
They’ve lost three of their last four games, giving up a total of 175 points in that time. Serious doubts have been raised about this group.
Brent Sobleski slammed the Jets for making the “most boneheaded decision of 2021” as a result of all of this.
He questioned why the Jets spent so little money on cornerback this offseason:
When asked to name any of their cornerbacks, most would ask, “Who?” Gang Green’s cornerbacks are among the NFL’s “least desirable.” The Jets essentially “ignored the position.”
The majority of the harsh criticism is justified; the Jets attempted to build a championship team on a (dollar)5 million budget.
The cornerback group is littered with undrafted free agents and third-round picks.
That has to change this offseason, and luckily, they’ll have all of the necessary assets to do so.
These assets are expected to include four top-50 NFL draft picks in 2021 and more than (dollar)50 million in cap space.
Both free agents and draft picks are players to keep in mind as we progress through the next few rounds.
JC Jackson of the New England Patriots, Sidney Jones of the Seattle Seahawks, and Richard Sherman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are among the free agent options for 2022.
In the meantime,
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