If you’re wondering about the rumors flying around about New York Jets drawing interest in Prince Amukamara, then you’re right. The Jets are doing their rounds, looking for a cornerback to bring in the underway new league Wednesday afternoon at 4pm EST.
The NFL free agency is here and the legal tampering period opens Monday with the new league year coming on Wednesday. The Jets are doing a laundry lists of needs to figure out what the players and cornerback are right for their team. Since Ryan Fitzpatrick is in a free agency potentially negotiating with other teams, including the quarterback-needy Los Angeles Rams and Antonio Cromartie parting ways from the Jets, the Jets are in the market looking for a cornerback. The New York football team has spent the majority of their 2015 year revamping and making options for the new league.
They checked in on Prince Amukamara, the former New York Giants cornerback who is inset to hit the free agency tomorrow. Amukamara, a very talented twenty-six year old, has been hampered with many injuries in his career and missed twenty five games in five years. Since he is one of the top players on the market, and can be expected to get paid this week, this could be a great start for their future league.
But don’t get your hopes up, Jets fans.
Amukamara would be an upgrade from Cromartie, however, the former Nebraska Cornhusker have three consecutive years in double digit pass defenses and seven interceptions with the Giants. The Jets will not have the financial availability to land players like Amukamara for their new league tomorrow since they need to do a deal to keep quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
With Cromartie gone from the team, the Jets could possibly move backup cornerback @Marcus Williams into the starting spot. Williams has led the team with six interceptions in 2015, but only played a third of the snaps. With Williams, The Jets also has Dee Milliner, Darrin Walls, and Dexter McDougle with a nickel cornerback Buster Skrine. The Jets have played a dime defense that could lead them into adding Amukamara as a veteran.
Let us just hope that whatever direction Amukamara turns to help him find a home with a needy cornerback team that’s willing to give him a great deal with minimal guaranteed money.