Jordan Jenkins is the New York Jets most secret weapon. Over the past three years, Jenkins has quietly disrupted opposing offensive lines. Jenkins will be a free agent this offseason and the Jets must make the decision on whether to cut bait with their best pass rusher or not.
Since being drafted in 2016 Jordan Jenkins has notched 20.5 sacks with back to back 8 sack years. Jenkins also has 6 forced fumbles, 5 of which he has recovered, and 7 pass deflections. Jordan Jenkins isn’t a Von Miller or Chandler Jones, but he is a very solid complementary piece that will always produce. Jenkins is also one of the biggest leaders on the team although he is not very vocal, he gives a stable veteran presence on a young defense.
A contract for Jordan Jenkins is tough to calculate because he values anywhere from 8 million dollars to 14 million. Unfortunately for Jenkins, there is a surplus of pass rushers in this year’s draft and free agency class which will most likely force him to lower his price tag. A reasonable deal Jenkins would be a four-year deal ranging from 35-45 million dollars.
If the New York Jets don’t want to pay Jenkins, then they will most likely address the position in free agency. A couple of players to keep an eye on our Yannick Ngakoue, Jadeveon Clowney and Dante Fowler Jr. If the Jets want to draft a replacement, they’d most likely go either A.J. Epenesa or K’Lavon Chaisson with their first pick.