One of the major stories of the 2018 NFL offseason has been the slow-developing market for safeties.
The Colts are likely still in need of help in the secondary to solidify new defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus’ defense. They were dreadful against the pass last season (32nd in Football Outsiders’ pass defense DVOA) and most of the defensive draft picks they made were used on front-seven players.
2017 first-rounder Malik Hooker is locked in at one safety spot, but the Colts could certainly use another safety to pair with him as the guy that works in the box and near the line of scrimmage against tight ends and slot receivers. Boston or Vaccaro would each make for a good fit on that front, and maybe if other teams see the kind of contracts they get, they’ll start going after whoever else is left on the market.
On the same day CEO Christopher Johnson said the drafting of Sam Darnold will be remembered 20 years from now as the moment the Jets shifted into a new year, that they became a great team, OT Kelvin Beachum offered the perspective of a grizzled veteran who wants to see the kid perform before he canonizes him.
Man, you know, I’m one of those guys, until you get hit in the mouth, I don’t know what you got yet, Beachum said. And he hasn’t been hit in the mouth by an NFL defensive lineman. So when that time comes, we’ll see.
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There’s nothing wrong with either opinion, but hearing both viewpoints triggered a question: Could the Jets be headed for a quarterback controversy?
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