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Maye’s Health Becomes key Factor for Jets Defense in 2019 and Beyond

So Jets fans woke up to the news of the addition of another big time player in free agency as Mike Maccagnan and company have reportedly agreed to terms with former Baltimore Ravens linebacker CJ Mosley.  This, after the team agreed with former Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr to man the edge in Gregg Williams’ defense.

This gives the Jets a defense that consists of Pro Bowl and All-Pro alternate Jamal Adams at safety, Barr and Mosley who have been to four Pro Bowls apiece, Leonard Williams who has seen one Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2016, the stellar Avery Williamson, and another young defender in safety Marcus Maye, who becomes somewhat of an X-factor.

Jamal Adams suddenly finds himself as the leader of a potentially dominant defensive unit.

Maye has played just two seasons in Green and White but saw his sophomore season marred by injuries as he missed a total of ten games.  As a player who missed time in college just a couple of seasons ago, there are concerns as to whether or not Maye’s durability will be an issue for the long-term.

If not, and Maye is able to shake the injury bug and stay on the field, he could legitimately form one of the better safety tandems in the NFL with Adams while the young linebackers up front will look to create havoc.

With a slew of proven Pro Bowlers added to the roster, one can’t help but wonder what the Jets defense would look like with a healthy Maye if they were to add a stud defender such as Quinnen Williams or Josh Allen with the third overall pick in April’s draft.



This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.

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