John Idzik has been relatively quite so far this free agency, but he has managed bring in two new impact players, receiver Eric Decker and right tackle Breno Giacomini, as well as extending some of his own players such as Nick Folk, Leger Douzable and Jeff Cumberland. It’s still way too early in the process to grade Idzik’s performance in this year’s free agency as a whole, but it’s not too early to grade the signings he actually made. Obvious these grades are subjective as of now and are subject to change based on the play of the signees, but who has the patience required for that?
For most of the positions (cornerback, safety, guard and tight end specifically) Idzik has earned nothing more than an incomplete, fortunately their first game isn’t until September and there’s still another two rounds of cuts to be made by teams and of course the draft in which Idzik can use to finalize a good grade. For now we have two signings to look at and, for the sanity of Jets fans everywhere, hopefully there will be more soon, but let’s stick with what we do have and that’s Decker and Giacomini. (more…)