New York Jets get busy in free agency, looks to fortify line up for 2016 season

New York Jets get busy in free agency, looks to fortify line up for 2016 season

The New York Jets are becoming one of the most active teams in the free agency as they look to be a contender in the coming season.

ESPN reported that the Jest first signed running back Matt Forte from the Chicago Bears then signed former New Orleans Saints’ Khiry Robinson and Jarvis Jenkins from the Washington Redskins. They also re-signed Bilal Powell and hosted Robert Griffin III, who paid a visit to team, and are working to keep quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Aside from all of this, the Jets are also in a tight race with the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns to sign San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. They are also hoping to get offensive lineman and free agent Russell Okung from the Seattle Seahawks.

The Jets are working at a salary cap of $155 million for the 2016 season and hopes to land quality players that would boost their chances of getting a shot at a Super Bowl this year. The Jets are currently spending over $20 million in signing players with the inclusion of re-signing of Zach Sudfeld.

With the turn around with the New York Jets, owner Neil Glat together with general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles are also looking at landing a possible future franchise in the coming 2016 NFL Drafts that will take place in Chicago.

Since 1968, the Jets have appeared in the playoffs 13 times, and in the AFC Championship Game four times, most recently losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. However, the Jets have never returned to the Super Bowl, making them one of three NFL teams to win their lone Super Bowl appearance, along with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the moves they are currently making, they are hoping to make another run for a Super Bowl appearance.

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