Jets showing interest in Jacoby Ford

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The second wave of free agency is apparently underway for wide receivers, with some of the lesser-regarded targets starting to move around.

And with a clear need for more help other than Eric Decker, it’s no surprise the Jets are still looking.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets have shown interest in Raiders wideout Jacoby Ford.

Ford has familiarity with Jets receivers coach Sanjay Lal from Oakland, and has the kind of game-breaking speed the Jets could certainly use in the k

He hasn’t drawn much of a market so far, and the Raiders clearly have no interest in him after he was a healthy scratch the final two weeks of the season.

23 responses to “Jets showing interest in Jacoby Ford

  1. This guy is NOT a bust, he’d been banged up for as long as I can remember. When he’s healthy he brings good hands, speed and route running. And he can return kicks with the best of ’em. I question how he’s been used in Oakland more than his ability.
    And you won’t get any Diva antics either.

  2. Keep him Reggie. We have no kick returner, and Jacoby, other than injuries, has been a stud.

    Get him cheap, but get him.

  3. If kerley was the jets #1 WR, no doubt decker will take over. The jets needs to continue adding talent around geno and let him progress, I hear allt these talks about Vick joining the team. They went 8-8 when everybody expected them to have less than 5 wins, geno deserves to remain starter and be the starter throughout the offseason. It’s hard for young QBs to develop when their bouncing from the 1st and 2nd unit in OTAs and training camp. In most cases, when a team has confident in their young QB, it begins boosting that young QBs confidence to improve and get better. Sometimes patience is a virtue and I think with geno, the jets should let him prove his worthy in year 2.

  4. Back when most defenses played vanilla 43 or 34 on almost every play, there was a space in the league for undersized burners who could get open on deep posts.

    Nowadays, with teams routinely playing five and six DB packages, deep threat wide receivers have to be able to outjump defenders, because they won’t be able to get open just with speed.

    Ford is too small for this. He’s been tried as a slot receiver, but that hasn’t worked. Like others have said, earlier in his career, he was a superb kick returner, but he’s taken a few too many big hits, and last season he looked a little gunshy. Shame, because I always liked him as a player.

    Remember that game he had against KC as a rookie? Wow.

  5. Jacoby needs a new lease on life. If he’s retained any of his juice from the Clemson days (and is healthy) he will be a steal for an insightful GM.

    That means my Panthers are not even thinking about him.

  6. This guy put the ball on the ground at all the wrong moments lately. Maybe it was from trying to hard but giving the ball to the other team is a sure way be leaving town.

    And while he may not be a diva his crybaby antics about losing Jason Campbell make him an issue.

    When he did play well he looked ready to break out. Now he just looks average at best.

  7. Am I the only one that actually watches these games! The last 2 seasons he has dropped very catchable passes, fumbled the ball and been horrible on kickoffs. Now I’m not saying he’s a bust but has clearly lost his confidence!! Let him go big reg we need wrs that can catch and help out our qb….whoever it is! GO RAIDERS!!

  8. The Raiders went from being a very bad team… To being the WORST team, this offseason.

    It almost seemed impossible for them to get worse, but they proved me wrong many times over.

  9. Was a huge fan of jacoby!! But like some have said, dropped passes, fumbles, and bad KR/PR lately. Lost his edge the past season. If he can return to his old self jets have a huge steal!. Definitely not a bust though.

  10. If Ford was 6 feet tall he’d be our number 1 wr, and he’s still better than D Moore unfortunately. I hope we can keep jacoby but either way we need Sammy Watkins and a vet that can teach Pryor some moves while we rebuild our paper mâché OLine

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