Jets GM Joe Douglas has used the early stages of free agency to address the team's offensive line, signing George Fant, Connor McGovern, and Alex Lewis in the first couple days of the league calendar.
The team's other huge need -- finding pass-rushers -- has yet to be addressed.
But that could change soon.
According to the Daily News' Manish Mehta, the Jets have significant interest in signing former Philadelphia Eagle and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vinny Curry.
Mehta notes Curry's obvious connection to Douglas, as the two were together in Philadelphia when the Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Curry is also a native of Neptune, N.J, and the Jets have a clear need to bring in reliable pass-rushers.
Curry's NFL career has followed an interesting path. The 31-year-old was originally a second-round pick of the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Marshall, but was never used as a full-time starter, but as a situational pass-rusher. In fact, he didn't start a game until the 2017 season, but he started each and every game for the Eagles during that championship year.
He parlayed that into a three-year contract with the Buccaneers, but he was released after just one season in Tampa. He then signed back with the Eagles on a one-year deal in 2019, recording 5.0 sacks in 15 games.
Overall, Curry has recorded 29.5 sacks in his eight NFL seasons.
Curry is a bit older than many free agents on the market, but he's proven to be a solid situational pass-rusher, and the Jets could use any help they can get on that front, particularly on a short-term, relatively inexpensive deal.