Yesterday, Marcus Goodson (the younger brother of RB Mike Goodson) tweeted “Congrats to my big bro @GoodNplenty33 Signing with the New York jets !!! #letseat”. @GoodNplenty33 is is Mike Goodson, the former Raiders and Panthers RB. Marcus has sense deleted his tweet… likely at the request of his brother under he signs on the dotted line (this should happen today), according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.
I’m told RB Mike Goodson is “close to signing” a deal with the Jets. #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) March 15, 2013
Goodson would replace Shoon Greene in the New York Jets backfield. I like this signing for many reasons.
- He is a young back (25) with low mileage.
- He has had success in this league.
- He is fast and can break a big run at any moment… the Jets haven’t had a game breaker is a while.
- He can catch passes.
- He has proven he can carry the load.
- And he will come cheap.
Idzik appears to be searching for all upside players that will come on the value side of the salary cap scale. He is building for 2014 and beyond. Youth and team friend contracts matter.