3. The NY Jets could trade for Yosh Nijman
The far more likely option from Green Bay, Yosh Nijman has been a consistent player for the Packers for the past two seasons. Nijman can play both left and right tackle, making more than 10 starts at each position over the past two seasons. His cap hit is also very reasonable at just $4.3 million next year.
Nijman is no superstar by any stretch of the imagination, but he is an above-average pass blocker, finishing with a 74.4 pass-blocking grade by PFF last year, good for 30th out of 66 qualified tackles.
Again, he is no superstar, but he's better than half the league when it comes to pass blocking, something the Jets probably don't have on their roster currently.
I know the Jets already brought in Billy Turner from Green Bay to be the "swing tackle," but he has been a revolving door during practice and preseason play, seemingly allowing pressures every time Rodgers wants to throw.
The team also has second-year player Max Mitchell, but he is primarily a right tackle and had his own struggles before his injury last year.
The Jets are not very far off from disaster at left tackle when you really think about it. Duane Brown, who still has not logged a single practice rep, is about to be 39 years old and was hurt all of last year.
If he gets hurt, the options at tackle are not good, and that includes Mekhi Becton, who pulled himself out of a game after eight plays just two weeks ago.
If Brown goes down, Nijman would provide someone that Rodgers has some chemistry with and someone who has shown the ability to be an above-average pass-protector the past two seasons — something the Jets do not currently have available.