5 Super Bowl players the NY Jets could target in free agency

Which Super Bowl players could the Jets sign this offseason?
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2. The NY Jets could target DT Derrick Nnadi

The Jets have only one defensive tackle currently under contract entering the 2024 season, and that's Quinnen Williams. With Quinton Jefferson and Solomon Thomas both set to test free agency, the Jets might need to move some pieces around on their defensive line.

Although it may go against Robert Saleh's preferred archetype, it would be wise for the Jets to prioritize adding at least one big-bodied run defender this offseason. Derrick Nnadi could be that player.

At 6-foot-1, 317 pounds, Nnadi is a classic one-technique defensive tackle who could bolster a Jets' run defense that was inconsistent at times in 2023.

Nnadi, himself, has been inconsistent over the last few years with the Chiefs, but the former Florida State standout has been durable (has played 98 of a possible 99 career games) and fills a need for the Jets.

1. The NY Jets could target OT Donovan Smith

Long Island native Donovan Smith has already indicated that he would love to play for the team he grew up rooting for, and there's a chance the Jets can make it happen this offseason.

Smith has started 136 career games at left tackle over the last nine seasons, earning a pair of Super Bowl rings in the process. He won Super Bowl LV as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and notched his second Lombardi Trophy victory last night with the Chiefs.

Smith has struggled with penalties over the years and is likely little more than a low-end starter at best at this stage. Still, his experience and personal connection to the Jets make him an intriguing target.

The Jets could consider bringing him in on a team-friendly deal to compete for a starting job. Perhaps his former fandom will convince him to take a hometown discount.