LaRon Landry has certainly changed the culture of the safety position for the Jets in the span of 10 games. His hard hits and solid coverage ability has been an upgrade to former tandems in past years and when asked about his future, he seemed keen on making New York his home for the forseeable future.
“It was a great visit [to New England], let’s leave it at that,” the veteran safety said Tuesday. “I’m here. I love where I’m at. This is home and, hopefully, it will remain home.”
Landry, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract, will be an unrestricted free agent. There’s a clause in his deal that prohibits the Jets from using the franchise tag.
Eric Weeks, theJetsBlog.comI readily admit Landry has by no means been perfect on the field but he has brought an intimidating presence in the backfield and has certainly tried to do and say all the right things and there have yet to be any major red flags. I certainly wouldn’t mind him returning especially since he appears to be fully healed from his injuries and hungry to prove the league wrong.
The Jets will need to do some fine tuning with the position in the offseason including incorporating more of Josh Bush and Antonio Allen or perhaps drafting a replacement for Yeremiah Bell who, while having his share of plays, has been too inconsistent and is on the downside of his football career.