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2021 New York Jets Free Agency

Last Minute New York Jets free agency buzz ahead of Legal Tampering Period

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 17: Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) has this pass go just off of his finger tips during the Detroit Lions versus Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday November 17, 2019 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire)

We’re mere hours away from the legal tampering period which should kick off an exciting March Madness for the New York Jets.

People have often asked what is the “legal tampering period”?

Have you ever seen the movie “Hall Pass” from 2011 starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis?

Well basically here’s the plot: two best friends have been married forever and things are getting stale. To attempt to revitalize their marriages both of their wives grant them a “hall pass” allowing them to do whatever they want for a week, no questions asked. After the pass concludes, they will return to their marriage like nothing ever happened.

That’s basically what the legal tampering period is. NFL teams will be allowed a “hall pass” to speak with prospective free agents for a few days until the league year officially kicks off on March 17 at 4 pm ET.

Here’s the latest buzz on all things New York Jets ahead of everything starting:

The New York Jets are looking at wide receivers, I know a shocker, but there are three that have stood out per Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Kendrick Bourne is a “Mike LaFleur favorite” that could be a cheap option. While Will Fuller and JuJu Smith-Schuster will cost a pretty penny on the open market. Both players have their pros and cons.

A big bombshell dropped on Sunday when running back Aaron Jones announced he was re-signing with the Green Bay Packers. That move made a clear statement that Jamaal Williams is expendable in free agency.

Several teams will be in the mix for him in free agency including the Jets who have interest.

Speaking of interest, both Fowler and Graziano said anytime that pass rushers come up in free agency conversations, the Jets normally follow. Expect them to be heavy players in what has developed into a very deep class at edge rusher.

One other nugget that is worth throwing out there is the Jets’ rumored interest in Kenny Golladay. The former Detroit Lions star receiver is expected to attract plenty of suitors on the open market which could drive up his price to an insane level.

Some people I’ve texted with indicate he could approach around $20M per year which would put Kenny in the top-five highest paid receivers in the league.

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Paul A. Esden Jr is the morning co-host of The Manchild Show with Boy Green from 10-12 Monday through Friday locally in Syracuse, New York on The Score 1260. He's a die-hard New York Jets fan and earned the nickname 'Boy Green' for his unwavering passion for all things green and white!

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