The Jets officially brought back slot CB Brian Poole last Saturday, a move that ESPN's Bill Barnwell graded an A-.
"This is a great deal for the Jets, who get back one of the few positive contributors for another campaign on a modest deal," Barnwell said.
According to Next Gen Stats, the Jets allowed a passer rating of 87.7 to wideouts who lined up in the slot or out of a tight split, which was the third-best mark in the NFL. Poole totaled 59 tackles this past season and recorded a safety, forced fumble and his first-career pick-six on his lone INT. The 27-year-old was only penalized three times in 14 games, two of which were declined. Poole graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 9 overall CB and No. 7 among corners who played at least 20% of their team's defensive snaps.
The fifth-year pro joined the Green & White last offseason after spending his first three seasons with Atlanta, where he totaled 196 tackles, 19 pass defenses, 4 INT, 5 sacks and 11 QB hits in 47 games (21 starts).
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