When league New Year starts on March 13 and free agencies officially open, the Jets are expected to be one of the most aggressive teams after some of the biggest names in the market. And their general manager, Mike Maccagnan, confirmed it at the NFL Combine on Wednesday.
Maccagnan and his franchise have everything to do to make this season more attractive: tons of training space (estimated at about $ 102 million by OverTheCap.com), a new coaching staff consisting of coach Chief Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and a young core boasting the merits of players like Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams.
The Jets have not been in the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, but this series could end next season if the Jets attract players as he wishes. Maccagnan said that a plan is in place.
Now, it's about running it.
"We have a lot of ceilings and we have a plan for what we want to try to accomplish in a free agency," Maccagnan said. "I think we'll be very active in free agencies, I think we're definitely going – there are a lot of different players we're convinced it can help us in. But again, you do not know how I think so that, from our point of view, we always try to make sure we have agreements – they can be considered aggressive, but they are agreements for which we are happy to be able to go forward. "
Maccagnan wants the Jets to be "well positioned" for years to come, which means building around these young players cherished by the franchise. In doing so, a place in the playoffs should be scheduled each year.
"But I really think that in building this team, we really want to have a team well positioned, so it's a young core that can compete for the playoffs every year, but I think there's a lot of opportunities in this free agency we are excited about. "