As the offseason begins, Gang Green Nation will take a look at potential ways to improve the club. Today we will explore signing Vonnie Holliday.
Profile: Holliday is an eleven year veteran who began his career with a five year stint in Green Bay, spent his last four in Miami, and sandwiched two years in Kansas City. He finished the 1998 season second in Rookie of the Year voting. He profiles a lot like Shaun Ellis. He has put together productive seasons in both the 3-4 and 4-3 systems. At 6'5" and 288 pounds, he has the build to play end in either. His salary cap figure led to Miami releasing Holliday, a team captain, but the 33 year old did have a productive 2008.
Why It Makes Sense: Rex Ryan loves flexibility. Holliday would give the Jets a pair of ends who could line up full time in either a 4-3 and a 3-4. It would open up a lot of options for the creative Ryan. Since C.J. Mosley seems unlikely to resign, Gang Green needs to beef up its depth on the defensive line. Holliday would be an upgrade over Mosley. He is capable of playing three downs, not just obvious passing downs. Since Holliday is aging, incumbent starter Kenyon Coleman could rotate with him. Vonnie is a respected figure in the locker room. He would bring sorely needed leadership.
Odds of Happening: There has been nothing reported, but this would make too much sense for the Jets to not even look into it.