Jets sign second-round pick Jace Amaro

The Jets announced Friday that they have signed second-round pick Jace Amaro, a 6-5, 260-pound tight end from Texas Tech.

Amaro’s deal is worth $4.3 million over four years (Cimini, May 16).

With Amaro under contract, the Jets have now inked eight of their 12 draft picks.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Amaro is massive and his massiveness will be a big part of upgrading this offense in 2014.  The Jets have gone outside-in in upgrading this offense this spring with Decker in free agency and then Amaro in the draft.  As of now the team’s starting quarterback will have three reliable targets to get the ball to in Decker, Kerley and now Amaro and that will make all the difference in the Jets passing attack … which was one of the league worst in 2013 and still won’t need to be a league-best to help this team make the leap in terms of their league-wide relevance.



104 comments
a57se
a57se

Colt Lyerla is in the Packers Rookie mini-camp on a tryout.

Of course he'll end up being an all-pro with the pack.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I think this is the year the Jets win the division

They have a legit offense now

nickballs
nickballs

you know whats so hysterical..calling our GM IzDick.......so fuunnny....original.....smh loser

idothis2
idothis2

i dont get the fascination with sammy watkins. other than the phins, the top corners on the other afc east teams(revis, milliner) even the bills(gilmore) have better measurables than him. i know he'e projected to dominate, but he has to go up against some pretty good corners

Bent
Bent moderator

I guess Tevon Conrad flunked his physical, he's been cut already.


So...there's a roster spot free.

tsjc68
tsjc68

Looks like the on-again-off-again-on-again Tevrin Brandon is on-again.  He's included in the roster release.

Brent J
Brent J

Brendan you failed to answer me yesterday, or decided not to as you couldn't refute my points?  see below:


I certainly do have a clue, I just have a different opinion than you.  No need to get personal but I'll let it slide and continue to discuss with you because you took the time to respond in detail :-)


Breno is average at best, he's older than Howard, has less physical talent (makes up in effort) and has short 32" arms.  I want above average studs all across both lines.  I value line play more than play at skill positions.  You may be ok/fine with overpaying Breno and having an average (again at best) RT but I'm not!


Yes Decker is over paid at 7.25 mil, that is basically #1 WR money for a #2 WR.  Now don't get me wrong, great "hands catching" WR who put up great numbers under Peyton and he will be our #1 WR even though he isn't "A #1 WR".  I like the pickup, he's way better than what we had, etc but still he's over paid (in IzDICKs defense he prob had to over pay to get him to sign here).  I don't care about Wallace's contract and I don't consider that one a good measuring stick for accurate market value of players


Missed on Davis who they supposedly had wrapped up going into FA, prob due to IzDICK's slowness or stubbornness.  Then snubbed by Verner.  Failed on Revis, then totally screwed up the DRC deal after getting desperate and trying hard to sign him (To your point I don't mind this miss so much but it's in a long line of misses at this position!).  Finally failed to bring back Cro for 500k more than he got stuck with paying Dimitri effing Patterson after he played musical chairs in FA and got caught at the end with no one left!


If you don't agree then how do you explain the bogus lame duck again contract IzDICK gave Rex then?  also can you please call him IzDICK?  when you write Idzik I don't know who you are talking about lol :-D

Paul Newbold
Paul Newbold

@bradysucks  Legitimate offense? They added Decker, Amaro and Johnson, that makes it an upgraded offense. But a legitimate NFL offense? I hardly think so, they're improved over last season, but that isn't saying a hell of a lot! They still have offensive line questions, they didn't draft anything close to a #1 receiver and the depth at WR is yet to be seen! They drafted 3 WR's in the draft, none capable of taking on the spot opened by Holmes release! Two of those receiver may not even make the team! Saunders projected as more of a slot guy which they already have in Decker, is probably the most promising. The addition of Ford via free agency is a huge gamble that he can stay healthy! Johnson is a nice addition, if the Jets can fix the offensive line woes, he'll likely improve the team. Overall the Jets still possess an inadequate offense, in the new high scoring, big passing game of the NFL. Saunders is small at 5'8" for a NFL receiver,  Evans has size but is more of a possession guy in the mold of Decker. I have to ask....which one or combo of players took us from the leagues worst WR group to the point hat you believe we are a legitimate NFL offense? Idzik missed the chance to seriously upgrade this offense, and with the tough schedule the Jets have this season, the shortcomings will be once again very obvious!

borisjets
borisjets

@bradysucks  New England got Revis and Browner, I doubt we win the division. But I think we make the playoffs.

williamg1
williamg1

@bradysucks  I wish we had another above average WR. But I do feel that this team can beat anyone. 

Paul Newbold
Paul Newbold

@idothis2  Watkins possesses all the tools needed to be a pro bowler in this league! Speed, size, route running, hands, he has it all! If Milliner doesn't improve drastically over last year, Sammy will be waving goodbye every time he touches the football! At this point in Milliner's career, it probably won't even be close! As far a Mevis, the Pats will regret signing him before camp is over! 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@idothis2  He won't be facing that caliber of corner every week.  Only four games a year against Revis and Milliner, tops.


(And he'll never be facing Gilmore, but if he was, I'd probably take Sammy in that matchup.)

Paul Newbold
Paul Newbold

@Bent  yeah bent and I can foresee half our draft class not making the roster as well! They did well early, but the mid rounds were pretty much a disaster!

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68  Yep, not sure if he's actually there though.


More analysis now that the roster was released in the comments of my previous post on the subject.

Bytor
Bytor

@Brent J  Here's your list of true, elite #1 receivers:

Mega

AJ
Fitz

Julio

Brandon

Dez

Demarius

VJax

Andre


Everyone else is 1A or whatever mythical label you want to use. Check what vets like Mega or Andre are getting paid. Paying Decker $7.5M is great value.  

bobbyj
bobbyj

Waisting your time. Idzik is the best thing that has ever happen to the Jets...it's funny, I'm basically a Rex haiter, simply because of the fact that Rex's team beat themselves, & when you combine that fact, with the fact that Belichecks team almost never best themselves, you have to start to wonder if we can beat them, over the corse of an entire season. I say it's funny because Idzik is basically putting it to Rex, one year deal, w/incentives; We don't really want you, but if you somehow manage to win, we reserve the right to keep you...Rex desires shut down CB, Westy gets on ESPN radio a few hrs before draft & states that Idzik didn't make it happen...Idzik gives Rex a QC controversy, Parcells but it best if you think you have 2 QB's odds are you have none..So I end up defending Rex, stating how a lot of things Idzik has done is unfair to Rex, & I get ripped...it is what it is

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@Brent J  The fact that you feel the need to resort to calling the Idzik names means you have basically no credibility. Sorry. (And I'm actually relatively critical of the job he's done).

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brent J  Yesterday you claimed that Breno making 4M proves that he's not an above-average RT because that's below what above-average RTs make.  Today you're claiming that Decker making 7.25M means he's not a #2, he's a #1 because that's what #1 WRs make.


You're wrong on both counts.  Breno isn't making 4M, he's making 4.5M, and that's in line with what other above-average RTs got on the market this winter (like Michael Oher, Zach Streif, Donald Penn, etc.)


And 7.25M isn't elite #1 WR money, that's a step below them.  Witness the contracts of Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, DeSean Jackson, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, etc.  Those guys make 10M per.  Not 7.25M per.  


At the outset of free agency, I objected to pursuing Decker because I thought we'd have to pay him like an elite #1, which I don't think he is.  We paid him at BELOW elite #1 market rates, though, getting him at a pretty solid bargain.

Brendan
Brendan

@Brent J I answered this post.


And here it is, in all its glory:


Saying you don't have a clue wasn't being personal, it was being honest. You actually put some thought into this post, but until this it was just "he's worse!" and Manish-level Idzik bashing. 


"Average at best." This is quite a stretch. Last year, even with injuries limiting his play, he was average as far as his PFF grade goes. Regarding age, they're both in their prime, Breno is a little less than a year and a half older, but I fail to see why that's relevant. Both are in their physical primes and are easily cut if they start to fall off in the latter years of their deal. In a league with constant roster turnover and unguaranteed contracts, age tends to not matter as much on this mid-term type deals. 


"I want above-average studs all across both lines." Well, good. That's what you already have. If you actually mean you want above-average studs at every OL/DL position, well, that's unreasonable. That's on you, not the team. Paying a starting-caliber RT $4 million APY is not overpaying. You either don't think Breno is a starting caliber RT (wrong) or you think $4 million isn't fair value for a starting-caliber RT (also wrong). 


Decker is not overpaid. He makes the same APY as Stevie Johnson and only slightly more than guys like Brian Hartline and Golden Tate. He's appropriately paid. 


They missed out at Davis because the Colts came in at the 11th hour and trumped the Jets' offer, which Davis was about to take. Home court advantage, that stuff happens all the time. They didn't go after Verner. They didn't go after Revis. They did slow-play the DRC deal, but he also is a lunatic. He almost retired, he's on his 5th or 6th team and the Giants gave him a huge contract based on a contract year where he vastly outplayed his level of play in previous season. I'm perfectly fine slow-playing him, Patterson is probably just as good and I'd take Walls/Lankster playing on peanuts over DRC playing for $7 million. So, he missed on Davis and DRC, and that's it. He didn't want Cro. That's not "missing out" on a guy, it's him waving bye-bye to a difficult player and leaky faucet to the media. 


How do I explain his deal? It's an incentive-laden deal, meaning Rex essentially took less money to continue coaching here. Rex and Idzik have a good relationship, they want to build this thing together, but just like every player on this team, Rex isn't bigger than the big picture. His deal is guaranteed through 2015, with playoff incentives and triggers that can guarantee money in 2016 and/or beyond. It's not a "lame duck one year extension" and if that's your understanding then, again, that's on you. 


I will not take part in a childish act to call the GM of the team I root for a bad word just to appease a fan who makes up his mind about every move before it's even made. 






idothis2
idothis2

@tsjc68 @idothis2 

with the Bills early schedule, watkins will probably be leading the convo for OROY until he runs into revis in week 6

Brendan
Brendan

@bobbyj  We have to start to wonder if the Jets can beat a team they've beaten four times in Rex's five seasons? 

idothis2
idothis2

@tsjc68 @Brent J 

percy harvin's contract should have a special mention too tsjc68

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@tsjc68 @Brent J  All of this is correct. I didn't want to sign Decker because I didn't want to pay him 10/11 like I thought somebody would... And while I think we're still paying him /slightly/ more than he's worth, that contract is still worth it as a means of building up a core of reliable skill position players.

Brent J
Brent J

@Brendan  sorry bud for doubting you, I checked a couple times and didn't see a reply, then saw you reply to some other guy a57e or something that seemed to be messing with you


going to read your reply now, thanks

bklyndude
bklyndude

@a57se @williamg1

Maybe the Jets should draft some young guys and try to develop them into above average QB's under good offensive coaching minds.  Maybe they can sign one of the better veteran free agent QB's available.

williamg1
williamg1

@a57se @williamg1  Ouch.....

That was like a kick in the gut. To be honest, I just want average QB play. I wish we had an efficient QB like Pennington. 

bobbyj
bobbyj

OVER THE CORSE OF A SEASON..selective reading. Who has won the division 11 times to our zero or one at best. That's what I'm talking about, you read what u want to read. I listen to what people actually say, not what I want them to say...big difference

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Brendan @bobbyj  But have they beaten them over the corse of an entire season?


I think not, haiter.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@idothis2 @tsjc68 @Brent J  Yup.


Eric Decker isn't being paid like a #1.  More like the best #2 WR in the game, which he probably is, all things considered.

a57se
a57se

@Disgruntled Jets Fan

I don't recall who said what, I just remember some Mets fans were offended that I was 'trashing' their shiny new addition. They also loved it when Granderson took a shot at the Yankees.....

So...if you are one of the Mets fans who agreed with what I said, this post isn't for you.....

a57se
a57se

@Kirk Michael  

Kirk, go check those stats he had with Tebow as QB........not much better than Jets WR's had with Sanchez or Geno.

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

@miamijoe @Brendan @tsjc68  Decker will preform i didnt want the guy at first because i thought he was just a product of Peyton and then i remember he even preformed n put up numbers when Tebow was throwing him the ball. He does alittle bit of everything and he will be a good target for G this season weather he gets open deep or if hes moving the sticks or just blocking he makes plays and hes got the size n speed to do so. Amaro will be a hard cover for whoever has that job and then you put kerley back in the slot and give him easier covers the offense will be fine with a good running game to, so everyone chill and one of these guys will take that extra wr spot weather its nelson, shaq, maybe hill actually catches the ball you never know our defense is what matters if we went 8-8 last season and cro was injured and barely could play anyway, there's enough corner competition to go along with our nasty front seven. This year is on the QB we have enough to win because this defense should be very good.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Most fans agreed with your summation of Granderson. This wasn't a deal applauded by all Mets fans, most of them didn't like it at all. 

a57se
a57se

@Disgruntled Jets Fan

I told you guys about Granderson back when the Mets signed him......but I'm just a negative Nellie!

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Brendan  Can't wait till the end of the season when the Mets will own every single strikeout season record.  For hitters.


Seriously, the Subway Series was like Twilight Zone.  In YS they're hitting like crazy, then they go home and completely and utterly forget not only how to hit, but how to actually make any contact whatsoever.

Brendan
Brendan

@Disgruntled Jets Fan Just let him finish up this season on his current torrid pace, then we can call them Curtis J. Granderbay. 

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 Yeah, it's not like the Mets throwing cash at Jason Bay. If Decker is in fact the NFL equivalent to Jason Bay, they can cut him after next season, when hopefully their young crop of players are ready to assume a bigger role. 


The horror!

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Marcus Armstrong @tsjc68 @Brent J  And Decker's 5 year deal is basically a 2 year one if he proves to be an overrated scrub.  We can cut him with minimal dead money after that point.

nickballs
nickballs

@Brendan @Brent J  waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Decker overpaid...waaaaaaaaaaa Breno not as good as Howard........waaaaaaaaaaa we missed on DRC.......waaaaaaaaaaaa Verner snubbed us......gimme a break bud.....smh

nickballs
nickballs

@Brent J @Brendan  my favorite is guys who complain about every single thing the Jets do...but then run around telling us they big jets fans.....sure thing 

Brendan
Brendan

@Brent J Liverfyre is pretty terrible, posts disappearing or not loading properly is pretty common, don't sweat it. Just didn't want you to think I tapped, I NEVER TAP! 


*does Ken Shamrock scream*