Ben Blessington and Michael Nania break down a busy fourth day of free agency for the New York Jets, including a JuJu Smith-Schuster debate.
After agreeing to sign only one outside free agent across the second and third days of free agency, the New York Jets got busy on day four as they went out and added three outside free agents: wide receiver Keelan Cole, safety LaMarcus Joyner, and interior offensive lineman Dan Feeney.
Joyner played slot cornerback for the Raiders over the past two seasons and struggled, but was a stud back in his days at free safety for the Rams from 2017-18. The Jets will reportedly be moving him back to the safety position. How will Robert Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich deploy the trio of Joyner, Marcus Maye, and Ashtyn Davis?
Feeney started all 48 games for the Chargers over the past three seasons, playing guard from 2018-19 and center in 2020. However, he wasn’t good, allowing the most pressures among centers in 2020, the third-most pressures among guards in 2019, and the most pressures among guards in 2018. It would be disappointing if the Jets considered him an answer at one of the two starting guard spots.
Cole gives the Jets a reliable fourth receiver who is a good deep threat, strong contested catch winner, and solid blocker. The announcement of his signing came after rumors swirled earlier in the day that the Jets were interested in JuJu Smith-Schuster.
On the newest episode of the Cool Your Jets podcast, Ben Blessington and Michael Nania broke down the three signings while debating over their vastly differing opinions on the idea of the Jets adding Smith-Schuster, especially regarding the impact that the move would have on Jamison Crowder.