35-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
The 34-year-old is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he recorded 40 tackles and five sacks in 16 games. Pace is expected to remain a starter at outside linebacker again in 2015 for the Jets as he en...
Calvin Pace Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Jets in March of 2014.
Pace (abdomen) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The 33-year-old will return to the Jets, on the heels of a 2013 campaign in which he recorded 53 tackles and a career-high 10 sacks. He's slated to reprise his starting outside linebacker role with the team in 2014.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Coming off a career-high 10 sacks last season, Pace re-signed with the Jets this offseason on a two-year, $5 million deal. While he has played in every game over the last three seasons, his 10 sacks in 2013 were more than his 2011 and 2012 totals combined (7.5). He's not a high-tackle accumulator, although he is averaging 54 tackles per season over the last two, and he could remain a decent source of sacks, especially with Rex Ryan's blitz schemes.
Pace will likely serve as a backup at outside linebacker. He started all 16 games last season, but with the addition of Quinton Coples, may have a slightly reduced role in 2013.
Pace had his best season last year with the Jets. He started all 16 games and recorded 72 tackles (53 solo), 4.5 sacks, and an interception. He should produce similar results this year with the same starting job.
Pace is coming off a fairly disappointing season only recording 5.5 sacks but now that he is healthy look for him to up his pace and become more of a reliable IDP option
Pace, who will open the regular season under suspension, will be eligible to return to the team's active roster Oct. 5 following an Oct. 4 game. This will be a blow to the Jets' pass rush early on, though it could open the door for Vernon Gholston to see an expanded role -- and start to live up to the hype -- in Weeks 1-4.
Pace had a breakout year with Arizona last season, finishing with 98 tackles to go along with 6.5 sacks and one interception. Some owners may steer clear of Pace, as itt is often tough to predict how a defender's production will fare when they switch teams. It should be noted, however, that like last season with the Cardinals, Pace will remain in a 3-4 system, which is best suited for him, in New York. The Jets signed him to bolster their pass rush, so he should be put in a position to receive a good number of sacks and could be a very productive linebacker in IDP leagues.
Pace moved from defensive end to linebacker in 2006 and showed raw potential. He'll begin 2007 as a backup because Arizona is employing a hybrid 4-3/3-4 defense that utilizes traditional defensive ends as linebackers. He should see some playing time at linebacker, but is likely another year away from making a significant impact.
Pace moved from defensive end to linebacker during the off-season. Arizona's coaches have been pleased with the transition. Pace is a deep sleeper pick. He has talent, but the fourth-year player has yet to display it consistently in the NFL. Expect him to play mainly in nickel situations and on third downs at first, and wait to see if he earns more playing time than that. 9/3 Update: Pace's position switch progressed more quickly than expected. He won a starting linebacker position. It helped that Karlos Dansby was sidelined with thumb and toe injuries. Pace is still a bit of a raw talent, but he will have opportunities to make plays this season. Mark him down as a sleeper pick.
Pace, the 18th overall pick in 2003, played 16 games last year amassing 25 tackles, seven assists, and a quarterback sack. This season the team has gone to the free-agency market and moved him to the left side. This will put him under less pressure and he’ll either rise up and become the player they thought they drafted, or he’ll be found wanting and the Cardinals will look elsewhere within the organization.