5 moves the NY Jets should make after signing Tyron Smith

What should the Jets do next?

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2. The NY Jets should sign David Bakhtiari (or other OT depth)

The Jets landed their left tackle solution on Friday with the Tyron Smith signing. However, despite the fact that Smith remains one of the best left tackles in football when healthy, injuries are a genuine concern.

Smith hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2015. Although he played 13 games last season, Smith had appeared in just 17 of a possible 50 games the three years prior.

The Jets need to add some offensive tackle insurance, and perhaps that comes in the form of Aaron Rodgers' best friend, David Bakhtiari. Bakhtiari has his own injury concerns, but he could provide excellent depth as the team's backup left tackle.

This would, of course, require Bakhtiari to accept a small-ish contract and a backup role. But if he's still determined to play alongside Rodgers in 2024, the Jets could certainly use the extra depth.

1. The NY Jets should sign Mike Williams

The Jets may have fixed their offensive line, but they've yet to make a single wide receiver addition just yet. Fortunately, the Jets are reportedly expected to meet with free-agent wide receiver Mike Williams this Monday.

Williams is a best-case scenario for the Jets at his point. The former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver is one of the best available players on the open market and would be a perfect WR2 complement alongside Garrett Wilson.

Williams has a pair of 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, and although he's coming off a torn ACL, the injury concerns are a little overblown. The 29-year-old appeared in 15+ games in every season between 2018 and 2021 and played 13 games in 2022.

There are other free-agent wide receivers the Jets have been connected to, such as Tyler Boyd, Odell Beckham Jr., and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Williams remains the home-run signing that would solidify this offseason as a special one for Gang Green.