Originally posted on Standing O Sports  |  Last updated 3/19/14
The New York Jets have been very quiet over the first week of the NFL Free Agency period. The Jets came into the offseason with nearly $28 million dollars in cap space, but the team been very careful about giving out that money. General manager John Idzik signed the top receiver on the market in Eric Decker to a 5-year, $36.25 million dollar deal and right tackle Breno Giacomini who joined the Jets on a 4-year $18 million dollar deal. Some other notable moves Idzik made were re-signing offensive guard Willie Colon and not re-signing cornerback Antonio Cromartie and right tackle Austin Howard. Now there are people out there who are defending Idzik for his moves – or lackthereof this offseason. Their argument is Idzik hasn’t overpaid for anybody and he addressed the team’s biggest area of need which was the wide receiver position. And the reality is, they’re right. Idzik hasn’t broken the bank for anyone and he finally gave quarterback Geno Smith a legitimate receiver to work with. Bu...
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