RUMOR: Jets set to pursue Logan Ryan
The New York Jets doled out a decent amount of cap space to address the offensive line and now, they could turn their attention to bolstering the secondary. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are set to pursue Logan Ryan in free agency.
From the moment free agency began, Joe Douglas — the GM of the Jets — made it clear that they wanted to improve the offensive line. Altogether, New York inked deals with George Fant, Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten, and Josh Andrews.
On the other hand, New York’s secondary could use some work ahead of next season. Following the release of Trumaine Johnson, the Jets are left with Brian Poole, Blessuan Austin, and Nate Hairston at cornerback. Seeing that there isn’t much experience at the position, New York could definitely benefit from adding Ryan.
Ryan is coming off of the best season of his career with the Tennessee Titans, recording four interceptions and 18 pass breakups. In addition, the veteran cornerback also tallied 113 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Given his versatility, Ryan is a player that Gregg Williams would love to work with.
After an active free agency period, the Jets don’t have much cap space remaining. Therefore, if they intend to make an offer to Ryan, they will have to make the necessary roster moves. That involves restructuring deals or releasing players to create cap savings.
Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Ryan was seeking a contract that paid him $10 million annually. If the Jets can scrounge up the money to sign him, Ryan could be on his way to New York.