Should the New York Jets still consider taking a flier on veteran corner Logan Ryan?

New York Giants, Logan Ryan

Over the past two weeks the New York Jets have been talking to free-agent cornerback Logan Ryan. No one is sure how far talks have progressed between the two but recently a report from the NY Post states that the Jets are unlikely to pay Logan what he demands. Logan has reportedly asked for 10 million dollars on what will most likely be a one-year contract. The New York Jets were not big spenders in free agency mostly due to Joe Douglas’s philosophy on spending big money on free agents.

Waiting Game

Logan is coming off a very productive year with the Tennessee Titans where he racked up 4 interceptions and 18 pass deflections. The New York Jets should be wary of Logan Ryan as he has not performed consistently enough to warrant his 10-million-dollar price tag as he has only been an average cornerback at best in Tennessee. I suspect over the next month or two that Logan will lower his price to a more reasonable 5-7 million dollars.

Another Path

If the New York Jets decided to pass on Logan Ryan it will not hurt them too much. The Jets have a surprisingly underrated group of Cornerbacks that are entering this season off a hot final 6 weeks of the 2019 season. If the New York Jets take this patient approach they will not only avoid another Trumaine Johnson like situation, but they will also allow their homegrown talent to develop in year two of Greg Williams system.

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