3 options for the NY Jets to solve their OT problem

How can the Jets fix their offensive tackle problem?
NY Jets, David Bakhtiari
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2. The NY Jets could trade for Josh Jones

A much less well-known option for the Jets would be Arizona Cardinals tackle Josh Jones. Jones, a 2020 third-round pick for the Cardinals, is not projected to be a starter in Arizona, and as a rebuilding team, they would certainly be open to trading Jones for future draft picks.

Jones struggled early in his career in Arizona, barely playing his rookie season (54 snaps) and picking up 12 penalties while surrendering four sacks in his sophomore season as a full-time starter. However, he improved last year after moving over to left tackle, reducing his penalties and sacks allowed.

Jones finished the season rated as the 17th-best offensive tackle by PFF, improving by 29 points from 2021 — the highest improvement by any non-quarterback. Going from a liability to a legitimate NFL starter was a big improvement for Jones and the Cardinals.

However, with a healthy D.J. Humphries back this year and the selection of Paris Johnson Jr. in the 2023 NFL Draft, Jones appears to be the odd man out on the offensive line.

I think a late-round pick might be enough to entice Arizona to make the move and allow Jones to come and compete for a starting spot in New York, especially if Becton cannot start playing full games soon.