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Why Did the Jets Not Make an Effort to Sign Brandon Flowers?

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I'll admit I wasn't wild about the idea of the Jets pursuing Brandon Flowers. This was mainly because I apparently misjudged how much he would cost. I figured a player with his pedigree would demand a relatively expensive multiyear deal. That did not turn out to be the case.

The one-year deal can reach up to $5 million as $1.5 million comes in the signing bonus, plus a base salary of $1.5 million which is also guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Field Yates.

That isn't much of a commitment, and the one year nature exposes the team to zero long-term risk. The Jets had plenty of cap room to spare. Flowers might not have been an ideal scheme fit, but neither is Dimitri Patterson. Flowers has a much better resume than Patterson. According to multiple beat writers, the Jets didn't even reach out to him.

My headline is a pure question. I'm asking you. Why didn't the Jets reach out to Flowers? I got nothing.