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4 NY Jets players set to benefit from offseason moves

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2. Connor McGovern, C, NY Jets

Connor McGovern has flown under the radar in two seasons with the Jets despite signing a sizable contract in 2020.

While McGovern has been solid throughout his career with the Jets, he will play between two solid starters for the first time in his Jets tenure thanks to the free agent signing of Laken Tomlinson.

Right guard Alijah Vera-Tucker showed a ton of potential as a rookie, but the other guard position was much more inconsistent, with Greg Van Roten, Dan Feeney, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif all starting at one point during the 2021 season.

While the latter was serviceable, Tomlinson finished with a PFF grade of 75.3 last season, a significant step above what the Jets have had at the position in some time.

McGovern has a chance to take a massive leap in play, and in doing so, being a key part of one of the better interior offensive lines in the league playing between Tomlinson and Vera-Tucker.

Many recent Jets centers such as Spencer Long, Jonotthan Harrison, and Ryan Kalil experienced their own struggles due no doubt to the sluggish guard play surrounding them, but McGovern should thrive with newfound stability around him on the interior.

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