In a since-deleted tweet, Jets S Jamal Adams wasn't shy about one free agent he wanted the team to pursue this offseason.
"Yeah I like #55 Dee Ford off that end for us! Let's pay him what he wants!" Adams tweeted at 7:28 p.m. on Saturday as Ford and the Chiefs were crushing the Colts to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
The 27-year-old Ford had a tremendous game on Sunday, with one forced fumble, one sack, and four tackles.
During the regular season, the outside linebacker had a breakout campaign with 13 sacks and 55 tackles in 16 games.
Ford, who was the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, earned $8.718 million this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
One hindrance to the Jets or any other team landing Ford could be the fact that the Chiefs have the option to place the franchise tag on him -- and that Ford seemingly doesn't mind playing under it.
"If someone offers you $20 million, would you take it? No-brainer right there," Ford recently told Kirk Larrabee of 247Sports about the potential of playing the 2019 season under the franchise tag.
The Jets, who are projected to have over $100 million in cap space heading into the offseason, are expected to be extremely active in free agency, where they could target RB Le'Veon Bell and others -- although the Jets might not be Bell's first choice.