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Defensive end Jared Allen, who has played his last six years in a Minnesota Vikings uniform, will now be packing up his services and heading over to the division rival Chicago Bears. There is no way Matt Cassel is pleased with this transaction.

Allen has been downright unstoppable in his established ten year NFL career, falling below ten sacks in a season just twice, and one was his rookie year in Kansas City where he fell one sack shy of the mark with nine. He peaked in 2011, his age 29 season, bullying offensive tackles with his complete repertoire of moves and combined that with his freshly developed veteran awareness/experience. There has been very little falloff since then, tallying 23.5 sacks with 3 forced-fumbles and 69 tackles in the past two years. (more…)

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Some have success in the offseason while others get burned. Photo by: Eric Nichay

Some have success in the offseason while others get burned. Photo by: Eric Nichay

 

Free agency is not completely a science, it’s just as much an art form as well. Teams search far and wide for the exact player that they want to stick into their system. The amount of factors that play into the free agency process is immeasurable. And just like a fingerprint, no two players that enter free agency are exactly the same. Some teams get burned while others flourish. I will give a simple example of an individual situation that displays the utter randomness of the business:

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The Jets are ready for a Quarterback like Michael Vick. Photo By: Eric Nichay

The Jets are ready for a Quarterback like Michael Vick. Photo By: Eric Nichay

 

NFL.com’s Ian Rapaport  reported  Monday that Mike Vick rumors to the Jets are getting a little bit louder.

It’s only fitting that my first post for The 5th Quarter is about the New York Jets, one of two NFL teams situated inside the media capital of the world, the big apple. The Jets, who are desperately thin on offense after an unflattering 8-8 finish – and were considered a longshot to even win that much – are now in the market for a quarterback to push and mentor Geno Smith, their future of the franchise.

Some may be thinking: “But what about Mark Sanchez?”

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