Jet’s “Looking for More Help” on the Free Agent Market: Report
So there’s good news and bad news for the New York Jets.
On a positive note, they made it through the season opener unscathed. However, the misfortune of injuries has hit Gang Green in recent weeks.
Mekhi Becton was again lost for the season. The man signed to replace him, Duane Brown, was placed on injured reserve before the Baltimore Ravens game, ruling him out for at least four games.
This leaves the Jets dangerously thin on the offensive line, and that will seemingly force the team on hand here midseason.
ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join this Heavy on Jets newsletter here!
An endless search for Hog Mollies
Doug Kyedan NFL reporter for Pro Football Focus tweeted that the Jets are “looking for more help with offensive tackles,” the sources said.
Here is the current status of the address at the offensive tackle position for the green-whites.
The two starters are George Fant on the left and rookie Max Mitchell on the right. That will likely be your tackle tandem for the foreseeable future if Brown is out for at least a month, if not more.
On the bench they have Conor McDermott, who sustained an ankle injury during the green-white scrum that kept him out of the picture.
McDermott is the only backup tackle currently on the list. The Jets ahead of Sunday’s Week 1 game against the Ravens had to climb Reserve Grant Hermanns from the exercise team.
In other words, this space is in dire straits just a week into the start of the 2022 season.
Some potential targets for jets to consider
Kyed didn’t name any possible targets for the Jets, but we did take a look at the remaining offensive tackle options via Spotrac.
Before we even dive in, obviously the choices at this stage of the game are extremely limited and everyone that’s still available is available for a reason.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, however, and the Jets have no choice but to turn a few stones.
Of all the options, Fisher is arguably the most accomplished. He comes off half way decent season with the Indianapolis Colts. A former No. 1 overall winner who clearly has a ton of talent.
We addressed this option in an article last week when one of the Beat reporters suggested it as a possibility. He has since joined the New England Patriots practice team. That doesn’t stop anything as the Jets could come in and still poach him, but they would have to add him to the 53-man roster.
A three-time Super Bowl champion who would bring the champion pedigree the Jets were looking for. But beyond that is the experience and reliability he would offer.
Who doesn’t love family reunions? Shell is a former Jets draft choice and, believe it or not, has built a solid career. He’s not nearly as capped as the other players mentioned on this list, but he’s serviceable.
Williams is one of the most underrated players on this list. He spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Bills and honestly produced at an insane level.
2020 notes by PFF: 79.4 overall (fantastic), 80 pass block score (spectacular), and 76.9 run block score (not too shabby).
2021 was less special but still very solid when you look at the numbers: 67.5 overall, 72.4 block grade for passing and 60.3 block grade for running.
All of these options would be significant upgrades over what the Jets have, and would do them great good to make a move sooner rather than later.
consequences @BoyGreen25 & @obermüller_nyj on Twitter for the latest New York Jets breaking news, rumours, new takes and more!
CONTINUE READING: 14-year-old vet, ex-Jets QB, floated to replace $160m star
https://heavy.com/sports/new-york-jets/jets-looking-help-free-agency/ Jet’s “Looking for More Help” on the Free Agent Market: Report