Jets need less hired guns and more pure Jets. Dan Leberfeld

The Jets need to develop and retain more pure Jets.

On Monday, running back Matt Forte announced on NBC Sports Chicago he will sign a one-day contract with Chicago to retire as a Bear.

Has anyone ever done this with the Jets?

Forte played with the Jets the last two years, but clearly was still a Bear at heart.

The Jets need to move away from loading up on hired guns, and try to draft, develop and cultivate pure Jets, who, to use a terrible cliché, “bleed green.”

They’ve had too many individual contractors pass through Florham Park in recent years.

It’s time for them to develop a generation of players who are Jets at heart, and add less players who are just in town for a job.

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