Recent reports, specifically by Manish Mehta from the New York Daily News, stated that the New York Jets were close to signing veteran cornerback Logan Ryan. The former Titan stated on GMFB these reports are not valid.
Ryan has ample experience as a number one corner in the NFL, posting lofty numbers in 2019. At 28 years old, he logged 113 combine tackles, 4.5 sacks, eight quarterback hits, 18 passes offended, and four forced fumbles. He also earned four interceptions, proving he’s capable of producing in many different categories.
The role he played was rather interesting for the Tennessee Titans last season, as he acted as a pass rusher off the edge but also dropped into coverage frequently, considering his 18 passes offended. His eight turnovers were impressive, and it was likely a significant reason the Titans’ defense had a successful season.
However, the Jets reportedly were set to gain the corner at a position that severely lacks talent. After cutting Trumaine Johnson and his vile contract, the Jets were left with a void at the number one position, and as of now, they are preparing to feature Pierre Desir or from the Indianapolis Colts in that role.
Ryan joined GMFB Thursday morning to talk about the reports indicating he was signing with the Jets. He stated, â€œPeople broke news and wrote articles on what I was going before I even knew.â€
So, we can conclude that the Jets have not signed Logan Ryan as of yet, but he did indicate that he would be open to the idea of taking his talents to New York.
Not only would Ryan bring essential experience and knowledge to help the younger players develop, but he would fill the number one spot immediately and give the Jets some solace in their unpredictable unit.
Signing him to a one-year deal might make the most sense, allowing the younger players to further develop and utilize Ryan as a one-off type of player. Their secondary would be improved and give them the extra benefit of knowing they donâ€™t have to rely on second-year player Bless Austin or depth pieces like Arthur Maulet or Quincy Wilson — not to mention Bryce Hall, their fifth-round pick out of Virginia.