Free agent DT Ndamukong Suh raised some eyebrows on Monday when he posted a video to his Twitter account of him passing MetLife Stadium. Being a free agent, Suh passing the home of the Jets and Giants would understandably spark some conversation.
However, he said it was merely an April Fool's joke as he was "in NYC for business meetings."
APRIL FOOLS!!! Was in NYC for business meetings🤪🤣 https://t.co/Swm9vKyvSR- Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) April 2, 2019
It may have all been a joke, but what if Suh was trying to hint at something -- to the Jets in particular?
Suh and the Jets were connected last offseason, as the 32-year-old admitted "it was close" that he signed with New York.
"It was close," he told The Post's Paul Schwartz and Brian Costello during Super Bowl Media Day back in February. "I wanted to take a visit there. I had some good conversation with [former head coach] Todd Bowles and the defensive staff, but some things fell apart and I kind of went from there."
At the time, Suh didn't really fit the Jets' youth movement that GM Mike Macaggnan was heading, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. That led the Pro Bowler to sign a one-year, $14 million deal with the Rams.
Things have changed for the Jets since Suh has visited the team, as new head coach Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams are in the building. Williams needs all the help he can get on a defense that is expected to be very aggressive with him at the helm this season.
The Jets already made moves with LB C.J. Mosley coming in on a lucrative deal. Cornerback Brian Poole will also be featured as the slot corner, while Henry Anderson returns on a three-year deal worth $25.2 million. The Jets still have improvement to make, and Suh could certainly come in as the team's nosetackle in place of Steve McLendon.
Suh's current market value, according to Spotrac, is $15.4 million which seems a little steep. Suh did play a full regular season and didn't miss a game in the Rams' Super Bowl run. He totaled 4.5 sacks, 59 combined tackles (four for loss) and 19 quarterback hits over the regular season.
The Jets still have about $26.5 million in cap room to work with, so a Suh deal wouldn't be out of the question. Gang Green will likely head into the NFL Draft looking for an edge rusher, which the prospect list is chock-full of. Bringing in that edge rusher to go along with Leonard Williams and Anderson on either side of Suh, and Mosley and Avery Williamson up the middle would make Jets fans' mouths water.
It may be a joke for now, but it is an option to keep an eye on as the Jets continue to reinforce their roster for the new season.