Jets executive on free agency – ‘It’s not fantasy football’ Dan Leberfeld

Fantasy football is great and a lot of fun, but you can’t take a “fantasy football” approach to free agency, according to one Jets executive.

Jets pro personnel director Greg Nejmeh feels the team needs to be “disciplined and strategic” in free agency,¬† which begins on March 17.

“I think in free agency you want to be aggressive, but you want to be disciplined, too,” Nejmeh told The Official Jets Podcast. “You don’t want to just be signing guys, you want to build a team. And that’s something Joe (Douglas) and Robert (Saleh) talk about all the time. We want to build a team that’s composed of guys with the traits we want. It’s not fantasy football where you can go and sign all kinds of different players. You have to be disciplined and strategic about it.”

In other words, as Bill Parcells once said, “You can’t buy a championship.”

The Jets have several needs entering free agency, including edge-rusher and cornerback.

It could be a good year to be looking for an edge-rusher, with plenty of quality pass-rushers set to hit the street, like Tampa Bay’s Shaq Barrett, Baltimore’s Yannick¬†Ngakoue and New Orleans’ Trey Hendrickson.

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