New York Jets Offseason Moves in 2017
Alasdair Thornton has been working as an intern for Comicsverse.com in New York City since August of 2016. A big sports fan, the New York Jets are Alasdair Thornton’s favorite NFL football team.
After a disappointing 5–11 2016 regular season that saw the Jets finish in fourth place in the AFC East division, the team’s general manager, Mike Maccagnan, has been busy during the 2017 offseason trying to improve the roster. However, surprising many, Todd Bowles will remain as the club’s head coach for another year.
Regarding the players, Maccagnan has been much more active. He freed up $46 million in salary cap space by releasing five veteran players including cornerback Darrelle Revis and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Jets also voided the contract of their underachieving starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
For new players, the Jets acquired free agent wide receiver Quinton Patton from the San Francisco 49ers, as well as signing Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year, $6 million contract.