The Jets headed into free agency with a ton of optimism. They were coming off a season where they exceeded expectations, and they had a lot of cap room to work with. After day one, the Jets had made no signings. Jets fans saw targets Vontae Davis, Jarius Byrd, and TJ Ward all sign big deals with teams not named the Jets. Day two things got better and worse for Jets fans. The worse news came first as former Jet Darrelle Revis signed a deal to become a New England Patriot. The day got a lot better for Jets fans, as they signed right tackle Breno Giacomini from the Seahawks, and made a splash by signing wide receiver Eric Decker from the Broncos. Both were much needed signings by Idzik. Giacomini will replace Austin Howard, and for a lot cheaper. He won a ring with Seattle and is a solid player. Decker gives the Jets a weapon on offense and a solid target for Geno Smith.
With all the cap space the Jets have, it would of been tempting for John Idzik to go out and spend a lot of money. Instead he has been smart, filling holes through free agency, letting the market come to him. Great teams build through the draft, and Idzik is setting the Jets up to do that. There remain a couple of holes on the Jets, such as cornerback. I think Idzik figures it out in free agency and then fills other needs during the draft. He has a taken a smart approach, not going all in like the Miami Dolphins did last season. The Dolphins went 8-8 after being the biggest buyers a year ago. I like the job Jets GM John Idzik has done this offseason.