Would the Vikings move on from a quarterback who finished the season with the NFL’s second-highest Total QBR (69.5) and led them to the NFC Championship Game?
I know the defense,” Williamson told the team’s website of the Jets’ 3-4 defensive alignment. ”
They have great guys up here that can play. This defense is hungry. You have young guys on it who are talented and I feel like I’m going to fit right in. I just have to get in and learn the playbook and get to work.”
The 27-year-old Long was limited to just seven games last season, though, as he dealt with injuries to both legs and needed surgery on his quadriceps tendon. Claiborne rejoins the Jets on a one-year deal worth $7 million, including a $3 million signing bonus. He was the team’s top cornerback last season, but will now combine with Trumaine Johnson, who signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal earlier this week, to form one of the NFL’s most promising secondaries. Pennel, back on a three-year deal worth $12 million, was a key backup for Todd Bowles’ defense last season. He had a career-high 35 tackles in 16 games. Brooks, who saw lots of playing time at safety and on special teams, was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after Week 3 with two interceptions against Miami.
If anything should tell you how desperate teams are for offensive line help — and what little faith they have in their own ability to develop offensive linemen into even swing tackles — it’s this deal.
At the very least, the Vikings don’t value Keenum enough to lock him down with a franchise tag.
Andrew Norwell, G* Headed to: Jacksonville Jaguars | Age: 26 News: Jags make Norwell highest-paid guard DiRocco: Norwell deal shows Jaguars prioritized run game over Allen Robinson Norwell picked a pretty good year to earn his first All-Pro honors.
Keenum still has some intriguing value, but the Garoppolo trade, the Smith trade, Cousins’ and Bradford’s free agency and the depth of first-round QBs take away his shine, especially after his shaky NFC title game. Keenum should be viewed as more of a stopgap in front of a young franchise passer. He also will be on the older side and comes with major inconsistency issues.