7 free agent OL the NY Jets could sign to replace Laken Tomlinson

The Jets need to replace Laken Tomlinson

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4. The NY Jets could sign Aaron Brewer

The Jets have made a habit out of adding former Tennessee Titans coaches to their offensive staff over the last two years. Offensive line coach Keith Carter has also brought in a number of his former players, including the likes of Xavier Newman, Rodger Saffold, and Dennis Kelly.

Perhaps the Jets could return to the Titans well again this offseason in the form of free-agent center Aaron Brewer. Brewer has experience playing all three interior offensive line spots, but he emerged as a plus-starter in his first season as a full-time center this past season.

The former undrafted free agent finished with a PFF grade of 71.6 that ranked 11th among 36 qualified centers. His 78.7 PFF run-block grade ranked seventh among players at his position.

Brewer has ties to the Jets coaching staff and should be an affordable interior offensive line option this offseason. Combine that with his versatility and durability (he started all 34 games over the last two years), and you're looking at one of the most likely Jets free-agent targets.

3. The NY Jets could sign Robert Hunt

This year's free-agent class is loaded with young interior offensive linemen in search of a second contract. Miami Dolphins guard Robert Hunt fits that bill.

Hunt has quietly developed into one of the better guards in the NFL over the last four seasons in Miami. The former second-round pick has never allowed more than three sacks in a season and finished 2023 as PFF's sixth-highest-graded guard.

Hunt started his career as a right tackle in Miami, but following an inconsistent rookie season, the Dolphins moved him to right guard where he found a home. He's remained a constant in an ever-changing Dolphins offensive line since.

Though Hunt was limited to just 11 games as a result of a hamstring injury, he had never missed an NFL game prior to this past season. He's another strong option for the Jets.