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New York Jets Flight Connections 2/27/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! The period in which NFL teams can designate a player with the franchise tag or transition tag began last Tuesday, and the final deadline for tagging players is March 9. The only player that makes much sense for the Jets to tag is safety Marcus Maye. The Jets have stated they will make signing Maye a priority this offseason, but if negotiations aren’t going well, tagging Maye makes a lot of sense. The franchise tag for Maye would be approximately $11.2 million for 2021. With Maye being a somewhat older free agent (he turns 28 years old the day of the tag deadline, March 9), tagging him would prevent the Jets from committing long term cap space to Maye while keeping his cap hit in a reasonable range for a player of his ability. Unless Maye signs a team friendly deal, tagging him is probably the way I would go if I were Joe Douglas. We’ll soon see how this plays out.

Here are your links to the Jets this glorious Saturday in February:

Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg and Randy Lange - What Stands Out About the Jets’ 12 Unrestricted Free Agents on Defense?

Randy Lange - Inside the Numbers: Jets Seek a Gem or Two in Round 3

Rich Cimini - From jumbo New York Jet to Andre the Giant - Matthew Willig’s wild path to Hollywood

Max Goodman - Quinnen Williams wants to be a Jet for Life

Spencer Aber - As rumors swirl, Quinnen Williams wants to be with Jets ‘for life’

Max Goodman - New York Jets are trade destination for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Matt Lombardo - Russell Wilson trade rumors: 3 reasons Jets are ideal fit

Justin Fried - NY Jets among teams linked to possible Russell Wilson trade

Max Goodman - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson won’t play for New York Jets

Justin Fried - Russell Wilson would not consider a trade to the NY Jets

Stephen Nixon - NY Jets: 4 offensive players to target with pick No. 23

Justin Fried - NY Jets listed as one of the 'best fits' for Joe Thuney in free agency

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Former OC Dowell Loggains hired by Penn State

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Deshaun Watson met with David Culley, won't play for Texans

Tyler Greenawalt - Jets’ offseason wouldn’t look that different if they keep Sam Darnold

Sam Neumann - La’Mical Perine backs Sam Darnold: ‘I hope he’s on our team this year’

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL draft: Jets trade with Falcons in Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest mock

Tyler Calvaruso - 2021 NFL Free Agency: Should the Jets re-sign Josh Andrews?

Tyler Greenawalt - Steelers could still trade for Darnold despite keeping Roethlisberger

Tyler Greenawalt - 2021 NFL Free Agency: Jets should franchise tag Marcus Maye

Marty Schupak - Saleh-Douglas Have Years Of Jets Garbage To Undo!

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, why not stop by and say hello?

Enjoy the day everybody.

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