Without a doubt, the Jets’ pressing issue centers around their trio of free agent wide receivers.
Santonio Holmes is said to be their top target, but he’s likely seeking a big-money deal and won’t come cheap. So with that in mind, if the Jets are able to re-sign Holmes, there’s little chance they’d be able to keep Braylon Edwards, too, even if he did say he’d potentially take a “discount” to stay with the Jets.
It’s almost a given that special teams ace Brad Smith won’t be back after the Jets picked up TCU special teams standout Jeremy Kerley in April’s draft.
Besides the wideout situation, the Jets also have to make a major play at cornerback Antonio Cromartie. He’s made it known he’d like to return but won’t give a hometown discount. Letting Cromartie walk after surrendering a second-round pick wouldn’t be seen in the best light, and it would elevate Kyle Wilson up the depth chart to play opposite Darrelle Revis.