NY Jets complete OL makeover with incredible Tyron Smith signing

The Jets have made a HUGE addition
Tyron Smith
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The NY Jets went into the offseason with one goal in mind: fix the offensive line. On Friday, the Jets officially accomplished that goal by signing eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith.

Multiple reports confirm that the Jets have signed Smith to officially complete their offensive line makeover. The 33-year-old is one of the best offensive linemen of his generation and is fresh off the fifth All-Pro season of his career.

The Jets released Laken Tomlinson and are expected to part ways with Mekhi Becton this offseason. The team signed former Baltimore Ravens left guard John Simpson to replace Tomlinson and traded for Morgan Moses to man the right side of the offensive line.

Now, Smith has been brought in as Becton's replacement at left tackle. Jets general manager Joe Douglas has finally swung for the fences, landing one of the best left tackles in the NFL.

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The ninth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith has started 161 games over 13 seasons in the NFL. He's made eight Pro Bowls, received two first-team All-Pro nods, and been named to three second-team All-Pro squads.

Smith is a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer and immediately becomes one of the best players on the Jets' roster. The only issue with Smith has been his injury history.

The USC product hasn't appeared in more than 13 games in a season since 2015 and has played four or fewer games in two of the last four years. Nonetheless, when healthy, Smith remains one of the best players at his position.

This is a massive addition for a Jets team that is gearing up for a Super Bowl run in 2024. With Tyron Smith at left tackle, their championship hopes just got a whole lot better.