The New York Jets could use more quality depth on their offensive line as they should consider taking a risk on free agent offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.
Versatility. Experience. Reliability. These are just some of the traits that describe offensive lineman Brian Schwenke, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. He’s a quality offensive lineman that in the grand scheme of things, would make a lot of sense for the New York Jets.
It’s no secret that the consistency of the offensive line of the Jets is likely to still be an issue this upcoming season. The majority of players from last year’s abysmal unit are set to return as there are no guarantees they can stay healthy all season long and play at the level needed to win football games.
Ideally, signing Schwenke would make a lot of sense for the Jets. Schwenke has experience both as a center and guard, making him a solid utility player to have either as a starter or quality backup. For the past two seasons on the Titans, he’s been reliable in regards to his health and best of all, he has a plethora of starting experience so far in his five-year NFL career.
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The Jets are looking to bounce back from two straight 5-11 losing seasons as their offensive line was one of the big reasons why they lost a lot of football games. As a unit, they were unable to help establish rushing gaps and when it came to pass protection, it was terrible, to say the least.
Adding good talent like Schwenke to the mix will only help the Jets in the long run. Injuries happen and if either center Spencer Long or guard Brian Winters get hurt or can’t get the job done, the depth behind them isn’t anything worth speaking about.
Since the Jets are rebuilding for the future, Schwenke still has a lot of good football left in him as he just turned 27-years-old this month. It’s important to consider such a free agent acquisition since the Jets still have some salary cap money to play with and they’d be getting someone that can step right in and take care of business when need be. He’d be a good anchor to have on their offensive line for the next few years.