New York Jets sign CB Buster Skrine

Forget about the fact that the Jets are giving 6.25 million dollars annually over 4 years (4-year, 25 million) and 13 million guaranteed to a cornerback who will be their #3 cornerback and play about 50-60% of the snaps, following the signings of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. That’s a weird move, but, on top of that, Skrine isn’t very good. Just ask Browns fans, who generally seem to be glad he’s gone, or the Browns themselves, who made little to no effort to bring him back this off-season, even with a ton of available cap space. Less than a year ago, they used a 1st round pick on Justin Gilbert to replace him long-term. They knew Skrine wasn’t a starting caliber player.

Skrine made 37 starts in 4 seasons with the Browns, after they drafted him in the 5th round in 2011, and started 31 of 32 games over the past 2 seasons. He was never good though, grading out below average in all 4 seasons, with his worst year coming in 2013, when he graded out 105th out of 110 eligible, leading the position in both missed tackles and touchdowns allowed. His 2014 campaign was better, but only by default, as he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 82nd ranked cornerback out of 108 eligible, thanks largely to the whopping 17 penalties he committed. There’s no way he deserved to be making this kind of money. This is one of the off-season’s worst overpays.

Grade: F




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