Position: Defensive End / Outside LinebackerHeight / Weight: 6’4″ 265 lbs.Age: 31 / Experience: 9College: Wake Forest
2011 Contract Status: Signed through 2013
2011 Analysis: Pace might not rack up sacks and pressures, but he was a constant player for the Jets in the rotation, especially after the loss of Bryan Thomas for the season. Pace notched 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and one interception in addition to his 72 tackles. The Jets starting OLBs have never been playmakers under Ryan’s tenure and this year was no different. Pace did do a very good job of playing hard, and being a solid edge-setter for the Jets much of the season, but there were some games where he started to slip, like his game against the Chargers. At 31, the Jets can’t afford to keep him on the roster for his pay for much longer, but one more year might make sense.
2012 Outlook: The Jets are going to have to think about what Pace’s future with the team is, but the way it stands now, he’s a $7 mil