5 veteran free agents the NY Jets could still target this summer

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NY Jets, Kwon Alexander
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4. NY Jets target: Kwon Alexander, LB

The Jets struggled to find an answer at the linebacker position last season following the flop that was the Jarrad Davis signing. Although C.J. Mosley was a constant presence throughout the season, the Jets trialed many options in attempts to surround Mosley with consistency.

Quincy Williams seemed to provide a boom-or-bust option at the position and his drive and aggression appear to have shown enough to warrant a roster spot and a potential starting role as the SAM linebacker in 2022.

It's no secret that the Jets were heavily interested in Keanu Neal last offseason and seemed to desire a safety/linebacker hybrid on their roster. After missing out on Neal, the Jets drafted Hamsah Nasirildeen and Jamien Sherwood as potential options to mold into potential weakside linebackers.

The experiment did not go to plan with both players battling injuries and inconsistent play. Although they could be useful pieces on the roster they did not show enough to leave the position alone before the season begins.

Kwon Alexander would be a viable veteran addition for the Jets to help at linebacker. He has experience in Robert Saleh’s defense, and so would be a good scheme fit for New York.

Although he doesn’t show the explosive flashes that a player like Quincy Williams does, signing Alexander would allow Mosley to benefit from veteran experience around him.