Free Agency

16 best value free agents the NY Jets could target after Day 2

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8. NY Jets target: David Quessenberry, OT

The Jets absolutely need to address their offensive tackle depth at some point this offseason. They could really use a proven veteran swing tackle to provide insurance behind Mekhi Becton and George Fant.

David Quessenberry is an appealing option given his experience playing both left and right tackle and his fit in a zone-heavy scheme. The 31-year-old started all 17 games for the Titans last season, but his market should be small.

7, NY Jets target: Tom Compton, OT

Some will remember Tom Compton's first stint with the Jets back in 2019 when he started five games with the team. But most might not realize that he's spent the last two years in San Francisco actually playing some pretty good football.

Compton started seven games in 2021 and finished as PFF's 16th-highest-graded offensive tackle. He has experience playing in a similar system and spent the 2020 season with Mike LaFleur and current Jets offensive line coach John Benton. This one makes all the sense in the world.

6. NY Jets target: Maxx Williams, TE

The Jets already added a tight end, and while most assume the team will shift their attention to the NFL Draft, don't rule out the possibility of adding a second tight end in free agency.

The most appealing option still on the market might just be Maxx Williams. At 6-foot-4, 252 pounds, Williams is an excellent blocking tight end who has flashed his receiving upside when given the chance. He would be an excellent value signing for any team.

5. NY Jets target: J.C. Tretter, C

Yeah, this wouldn't be a value signing. Not in the slightest. However, if the Jets are still looking to make significant upgrades in free agency, they could take advantage of a golden opportunity and target the recently released J.C. Tretter.

Tretter is legitimately a top-six or seven center in the NFL and would absolutely be an upgrade over Connor McGovern. The Jets could still cut McGovern with little dead cap meaning that this move could be on the table.

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