Here’s the latest Jets free agency and trade rumors…
March 14, 1:59 p.m.
The Jets signed the Pro Bowl guard lake tomlinsonreports Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Tomlinson is receiving a three-year deal worth $40 million, which includes $27 million guaranteed.
March 14, 13:55
Brandon Scherffwho Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said the Jets contacted, has already made his decision.
He will join the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Folorunso Fatukasi he’s also signing with the Jags, Vacchiano reports.
Fatukasi’s contract will be for three years, with $20 million guaranteed.
March 14, 1:11 PM
If the Jets are going to spend a lot of money in free agency, many around the league believe it will be in one of two places: defensive back or guard.
In fact, in the early hours of the NFL’s “legal manipulation” period, the Jets have been in contact with the agents of several of the best interior linemen on the market, including guard Brandon Scherff and guard lake tomlinson, according to multiple league sources. They also reportedly contacted the agent at the free agent center. Bradley Bozeman.
The Jets intend to add an off-market right guard. They could also sign a central defender, who might push Connor McGovern to protect.
As a defensive back, the Jets are interested in deep free agents. Marcus Williams and Tyrant Mathieu, although it is not clear if they have already had official talks with their agents. They’re also expected to be in the mix for the free-agent cornerback. Carlton Davis.
What is not clear is how high GM Jets joe douglas will go for any of those players. Spending big on defensive backs never seemed to be a priority for either Douglas or the Jets coach. Robert Saleh, so spending on an offensive lineman might be more realistic. A year ago, the Jets were in the market for free agent guards. joe toney, but he retired long before the Chiefs gave him a five-year, $80 million contract at $32.5 million per year. Scherff and Tomlinson’s prices are in the range of $12-15 million per season. Bozeman could end up approaching $10 million per year.
Also, in the run-up to free agency, the Jets reviewed free agent catcher allen robinson, according to one source. His market is estimated to be in the range of $15-18 million per season. It seems doubtful the Jets would pay that much for a receiver, so this may have been more about due diligence, just like they did with amari cooper before being traded from the Dallas Cowboys to the Cleveland Browns.