The Jets’ list of potential free agent targets shrunk after several players were franchise tagged prior to Tuesday’s deadline.
The franchise tag does not preclude the Jets from trying to trade for those players, but it does make acquiring them harder and potentially pricier.
The Jets have numerous roster holes to fill this offseason and Joe Douglas sounds interested in using some of the team’s $48 million in salary cap space to shore up positions of need in free agency. But with a few high-profile names off the board, Douglas will need to look elsewhere to solve some of the Jets’ issues before the 2022 NFL draft.
Here are six would-have-been Jets free agent targets who were franchise tagged.