You can never have enough quality depth on the roster for insurance. The New York Jets made a great move by picking up defensive end Jason Babin, a journeyman who has over a decade of experience in the NFL. He will bring some great veteran leadership to the Jets as well as be a viable backup just in case injury happens or if a main member of the Jets’ defensive line needs a breather.
Babin has agreed to a two-year deal that will prove valuable down the road. His best season 18-sack campaign back in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles. If he can produce like he’s been so far the past few years, he could get some decent playing time with the Jets. Last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars he ended up with 40 tackles and 7.5 sacks which shows he’s returning to what he is known to produce when given the opportunity.
The best part of this signing is predicting the kind of role he will have on the Jets. Expect to see him be a situational pass rusher as he has experience either playing on the defensive line or even lining up as an outside linebacker. Babin excels in blitz packages as he is known to get to the quarterback in a hurry. His career sack total is at 62.5, and he is anxious to keep adding more. The Jets knew if they wanted to make up for the possibility of having a weakness in the defensive secondary, they needed to fortify the pass rush. That’s a big reason why the Jets are bringing Babin along for the ride.