The Jets made a solid offer, but it wasn't enough to land one a dynamic weapon in RB Jerick McKinnon this offseason.
McKinnon was high on the Jets' list of players they sought with their generous cap space this offseason, according to the Daily News' Manish Mehta. However, he eventually signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the 49ers that includes $12 million guaranteed for next season.
Like the Jets, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan understood how versatile McKinnon's skill set could be in his offense, which is why he made such a hard push for him. Jets' OC Jeremy Bates and run-game coordinator Rick Dennison both worked under Kyle's father, Mike Shanahan, so it isn't surprising a player like McKinnon was high on their radar.
The Vikings haven't been good to the Jets. They lost out on the Kirk Cousins bidding war to Minnesota, and now, a former Viking passed them up as well.
The Jets, instead, signed RB Isaiah Crowell to a three-year deal to team up with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire in the backfield. New York still may have signed Crowell if McKinnon chose the Jets considering Powell was set to make $4.8 million after having mediocre production last season.