Jets and Chargers: Trade Partners?

February 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Darrelle Revis is arguably the best cornerback in the league, and he is the "biggest reason" the Jets topped the league in pass defense (according to Rex Ryan) a year after the Jets finished almost last in that category. 
The Jets, though, are likely to continue playing musical chairs in the secondary. Starting cornerback Lito Sheppard and nickelback Donald Strickland are likely to be released because they couldn't manage to stay healthy. Sheppard is also due a hefty roster bonus he didn't earn in his brief stint for the Jets.
Jim Leonhard was very impressive, but the future for Kerry Rhodes is uncertain.
The secondary didn't fare that well against the Chargers, and was torched by Peyton Manning and the Colts. They are just two of the elite teams anchored by their passing games the Jets would have to get by to reach the Super Bowl.
Next on the checklist is acquiring a premier pass rusher. Vernon Gholston hasn't registered a single sack yet, and the Jets can't wait ...

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