By Glenn Naughton
As Kristian Dyer of Metro reported yesterday, quarterback Michael Vick and running running back Chris Johnson will not be returning to the Jets next season. However, it appears a pair of outside linebackers will be coming back to gang green in Calvin Pace and Jason Babin.
Despite his reputation as an outstanding pass-rusher, Babin got to the quarterback only twice in 2014 but his stellar all-around play that came as a surprise to some was likely a factor in the Jets’ decision to retain the eleven-year veteran.
Meanwhile Pace will be entering his eight season in New York after spending the first five years of his career in Arizona with the Cardinals where he was a first round selection out of Wake Forest in the 2003 draft.