3 Best Offseason Moves From the New York Jets

Zach Brunner
Three best offseason moves by the Jets.
Three best offseason moves by the Jets. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
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The New York Jets' offseason plan has become very apparent — invest in the offensive line. This direction makes sense, since their line has been poor and it benefits the offense's two best players in Le'Veon Bell and Sam Darnold.

However, did the nearly sole focus on offensive line prevent them from improving their team as much as they could have? That remains to be seen, but these are the three best offseason moves by the Jets, so far.

1. Signing of Connor McGovern

Connor McGovern was signed to be the new center for the Jets.
Connor McGovern was signed to be the new center for the Jets. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The interior offensive line was a huge need for the Jets, and the signing of Connor McGovern to play center is arguably the Jets' best move of the offseason so far. He allowed just one sack in 2019 and was never penalized.

2. Signing Pierre Desir

Pierre Desir was signed to the Jets after being a free agent for one day.
Pierre Desir was signed to the Jets after being a free agent for one day. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

While the Jets made it a point to spend a lot on the offensive line, it doesn't mean they completely ignored other positions. Instead, we shift our attention to the secondary. The Colts opted to cut Pierre Desir this offseason, and the Jets wasted no time, signing him one day later to a team-friendly, prove-it deal worth $5.5 million. He set a career high in interceptions (three) and passes defended (11) last season. Desir is capable of being an outside starter for the Jets.

3. Re-Signing of Brian Poole

The Jets re-signed Brian Poole.
The Jets re-signed Brian Poole. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Coming over from Atlanta, Brian Poole played surprisingly well for the Jets last season, playing 68 percent of the defensive snaps as the slot cornerback. Poole is a smart player that is capable of playing physical, which works well in the Gregg Williams system. With just a one-year, $5 million deal, this looks to be a good value signing.


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