The New York Jets have finally signed the strong safety they need and it’s a big call in former Washington Redskins first round pick LaRon Landry.
What’s most impressive about this signing is the price – a one year contract worth just $4 million. If any of you out there had any doubts that relations between Landry and Redskins management were dead can lay those questions to rest. A contract this small is a clear sign that Landry was never going to re-sign with Washington and the Redskins loss is certainly the Jets gain.
There is still some doubt about Landry’s health. He has struggled with multiple injuries in the past three seasons and as physically demanding as strong safety is the Jets would be wise to find a robust backup. Don’t rule them out of the running for drafting former Alabama Crimson Tide strong safety Mark Barron just yet.