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New York Jets Flight Connections 3/13/21

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Good morning, Gang Green Nation! With free agency just a couple of days away now, New York Jets GM Joe Douglas faces a turning point. Beginning his third year as Jets GM, Douglas has remarkably not yet made a single long term commitment. Part of that is the fact that he was not hired until after the ill-fated Jets 2019 offseason was largely over. The Jets were flush with cap space that year, and former Jets GM Mike Maccagnan predictably botched spending it. That not only saddled Douglas with a slew of bad long term deals which the Jets are just now finally emerging from, it also set up the 2020 offseason as one with limited cap space. Douglas chose to spread it around on a series of modest deals, marrying the Jets to no one player. Douglas also inherited a roster full of players no good GM would want to make a major commitment to. Still, there have been a few opportunities to commit, and Douglas has dodged those so far. All Pro safety Jamal Adams was shipped out for draft picks, and Marcus Maye has been tagged. Robby Anderson left in free agency. And Joe Douglas remains without a single long term commitment. That is very likely to change this year, with the Jets flush with cap space. It will be interesting to see what long term commitments Douglas makes in a few days, as he begins to define his legacy with the Jets.

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

Eric Allen, Ethan Greenberg and Randy Lange - What Do You Expect from Joe Douglas, Jets in Free Agency?

Ethan Greenberg - Jets Free Agency | In the Market for 'Dynamic Playmakers'

Randy Lange - Inside the Numbers: What Could Jets Get for 2nd Overall Draft Pick?

Brian Costello - Weighing all factors in Joe Douglas’ ‘enormous’ Jets QB call

Pat Leonard - Jets’ Sam Darnold as an option spices up NFC East offseason

Max Goodman - New York Jets could sign New Orleans Saints DT Sheldon Rankins

Jordy Fee-Platt - Should the New York Jets re-sign LB Neville Hewitt?

Max Goodman - Should the New York Jets sign Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay?

Jonny Bisby - NY Jets: 5 wide receivers the team should avoid this offseason

Justin Fried - NY Jets hope to sign CB K'Waun Williams, per report

Justin Fried - NY Jets hire Robert Saleh's 'get-back coach' from San Francisco

Spencer Aber - Jets make 5 hires for new athletic care and performance department

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Joe Douglas in attendance for Trey Lance's pro day

Mason Smoller - NY Jets must explore tag-and-trade for Allen Robinson

Justin Fried - NY Jets: David Culley hints at a future Deshaun Watson trade

Tyler Greenawalt - David Culley sends mixed signals about Deshaun Watson’s Texans future

Gary Phillips - 2021 NFL draft: Pro day dates for the top quarterbacks on Jets’ radar

Tyler Calvaruso - 2021 NFL Free Agency: Pass rushers the Jets could target

Tyler Calvaruso - Jets have received third-fewest compensatory NFL draft picks

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL draft: Jets to attend North Dakota State QB Trey Lance’s pro day

Spencer Aber - 2021 NFL Free Agency: George Fant wants Shaquill Griffin to join Jets

Glenn Naughton - No More Excuses for Jets' Douglas with Pivotal Offseason Just Days Away

Marty Schupak - New York Jets Mo Lewis, More Than Jump Starting TB12!

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

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Enjoy the day everybody.

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