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NFL Free Agency 2015: Jets pickup option on Jason Babin despite his history with Todd Bowles

Perhaps, fans have been fed a false narrative?

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The Jets made a move on Saturday to keep their pass rush consistent. The organization has exercised Jason Babin's option for the upcoming season, according to the team. This means that Babin will play for a team that is led by former Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who will assume head coaching duties.

This is an interesting development as Babin was kicked off the team that saw Bowles coordinate the defense. Babin was bashed by the media and several "unnamed sources" following his departure from Philadelphia. He also didn't have a lot of positive things to say about the team after he was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars. Perhaps, Babin wasn't the issue after all or Bowles didn't have a problem with him.

Marty Mor nhinweg served as the offensive coordinator of the Eagles during Babin's tenure in Philadelphia and worked with Babin last season. If he was such a headcase, why would Mornhingweg not warn the front office about the veteran? While this is barely Eagles related, it's interesting to note that two of Andy Reid's disciples have had no issue working with the former "poor influence" in the Philadelphia locker room.