- Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer
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The key word to the New York Jets' offseason is "flexibility." With more than $20 million in cap space and perhaps as many as 12 draft choices (counting possible compensatory picks), the front office has many different options for improving the team. Aligning those priorities in the correct order is paramount.
Is the front office committed to Geno Smith? Does it try to build around him by buying skill-position talent in the free-agent market? Does it use the draft to upgrade the moribund offense? What about the defense? Yeah, the Jets finished 11th in total defense, a unit that always will be respectable under Rex Ryan, but shouldn't they add an edge rusher and beef up the secondary? Second-year general manager John Idzik has the resources to make plenty of moves, but prioritizing is the key.
This is a collaborative blueprint for the offseason, compiled by various ESPN insiders.