Jets sign Jacoby Ford

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The Jets are adding a receiver best known for his speed.

The club said Tuesday it had signed Raiders wideout Jacoby Ford, whom the Jets hosted on a free agent visit on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A fifth-year pro from Clemson, the 26-year-old Ford has caught 57 passes for 848 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL career, all with Oakland, with whom he had spent his entire career. He has also returned 75 kickoffs for 1,874 yards and four touchdowns, and he’s tallied a pair of rushing TDs in 19 carries.

Ford (5-9, 190) hauled in 13 passes for 99 yards in 14 games in 2013.

41 responses to “Jets sign Jacoby Ford

  1. Really? Of all the signings they could have made it’s Jacoby Ford? The guy wasn’t even used that much on kick returns last year and is even worse than their last year’s receiving corps. Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.

  2. excellent signing. This is a “get Michael Vick a speed guy because Desean Jackson is staying in D.C” signing. As a Redskins fan I really like what the Jets have done on offense. Ford is about to have a breakout season if Vick can stay relatively healthy.

  3. Thought this guy would be something special, don’t know what happened…oh well, good luck in NY Jacoby. You’ll need it.

  4. Terms of the deal? Who cares? There are so few quality guys left to sign and have enough cap space to hire Donald Trump to be the long snapper.

    Poor Rex. Gonna go down hard after being sabotaged by the most passive aggressive GM in professional sports (not employed by the New York Mets, that is).

  5. One of the fastest receivers in the game. Very underrated player. He could flourish if given the chance on a team with a good QB. Unfortunately, New York is not that place.

  6. I kind of think another team might be able to get more out of him. He was great when Hue Jackson was the OC, and then……..

  7. I’m ok with this signing. I doubt it’s a big money deal, and it’s mostly for depth. Unless Ebron is somehow still on the board, the Jets are likely selecting a WR in what is a deep draft at the position anyway.

  8. Jacoby was the real deal in his rookie year or at least we thought so. Before his injuries he had amazing speed and a nose for the football. He made amazing catches while being double covered by larger D backs. What a huge disappointment he’s been after the injuries. He could still probably be a good slot receiver if he gets his confidence back. Good luck JF! Once a Raider, always a Raider…

  9. I really want to know why Oakland has such bad luck with receivers. They either flatline immediately or have one good year then do the same. I was a huge Ford and Schilens fan after they flashed, but they never built on it. Denarius Moore had one good season than disappeared. Jerry Porter went to JAX and had 1 season. Louis Murphy is bouncing around the league Arman Shields never made it out of training camp in 08 despite being a fourth round pick. Drew Carter signed as a FA but got on IR almost immediately. Hopefully Ford can ressurect his career but if history repeats itself sorry Jets.

  10. Let’s see what Marty can do with this guy. Hue Jackson made this guy productive and to be honest some of the coaches/coordinators that came to Oakland after that weren’t so innovative to put it nicely. And plus this guy has had a revolving door of QBs during his career.

  11. Good Luck in NY Jacoby….it was fun while it lasted, just wish you would have lasted, and not got hurt so much.

  12. @patsfan1820

    Really? Of all the signings they could have made it’s Jacoby Ford? The guy wasn’t even used that much on kick returns last year and is even worse than their last year’s receiving corps. Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.

    SEE DANNY AMENDOLA!!!!

  13. Never put him on punt returns he dropped 3 in a game haha same old story here he was garbage in Oakland but now because he’s in new york he’s a championship wr yea absolutely not

  14. Regarding: “Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.”

    Another truth: Good thing Bill B knows about cheating otherwise the Pats would be a normal team.

  15. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:27 PM

    Put him back there to return punts and kickoffs. If he’s healthy, he’s dangerous.
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    Last year he was dogging it on returns. Reminded me of Phillip Buchannon.

  16. Great signing. Knowing Idzik, it’s a cheap deal that adds depth/competition at WR and Punt/Kick returns with nothing but upside. Idzik is proving he has the foresight, patience, and intelligence to build championship football team. With 12 draft picks to boot, watch out AFC east.

  17. If he’s as fast as they say, he’ll have to jog in place half the pattern just to let Geno’s wobbly duck catch up.

  18. Jets are the laughingstock of the AFC, since they are picking 20th means they were better than 19 others, so unless your team has won a SB in the last 20 years chances are the Jets have been better and with a name like the grimreaper sounds like you may be a Raider fan and if so talk about laughingstocks

  19. Jacoby Ford is gonna school the Pats? Revis, Browner and Slater are just shaking in their shoes with this incredible signing, LOL.

  20. Ps. How to neutralize Revis?

    Ask Stevie Johnson, he has owned him in every game they have ever played.

    Stevie has made his money off Revis…those have been his best games.

  21. “This is Geno’s team..”

    “Thank God” says every Jets opponent.

    ———————————————————-

    Except the Pats, Fins, and Bills amiright?

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