4 linebackers the NY Jets can replace Kwon Alexander with

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1. The NY Jets can sign Myles Jack

Another free-agent linebacker who has experience with the Jets' coaching staff is Myles Jack. Jack crossed paths with Robert Saleh in Jacksonville when the latter was serving as the Jaguars' linebackers coach.

Although they only spent a year together, Saleh was a part of the coaching staff that pushed to draft Jack in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Saleh clearly thought highly of him at the time.

Much like Jones and Cunningham, Jack may be just 27 years old, but he's seemingly past his prime. At his peak, Jack was one of the best linebackers in the NFL. He parlayed his success into a four-year, $57 million extension in 2019.

He wouldn't finish out his deal in Jacksonville, however, as the Jaguars released him last offseason. Jack signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, although he would once again be released this past March.

It's been a couple of years since Jack was a legitimately starting-caliber three-down linebacker, hence why he's still a free agent in late May. That doesn't mean he can't still provide value to the Jets, however.

Similar to Jones, Jack has always been an excellent athlete for the linebacker position, and his experience with Saleh could help his case. He certainly fits the prototype of a typical Robert Saleh linebacker.

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If the Jets are unable to re-sign Kwon Alexander, it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the team pivoted to Myles Jack. He checks all the boxes.