NY Jets star petitions for the team to re-sign Kwon Alexander

D.J. Reed wants Kwon Alexander back on the Jets
NY Jets, Kwon Alexander
NY Jets, Kwon Alexander / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

NY Jets fans aren't the only ones who seemingly want the team to re-sign linebacker Kwon Alexander. The players are getting involved now as well.

Jets cornerback D.J. Reed took to Twitter Wednesday night to express his support for the Jets re-signing Alexander. Reed quote tweeted a graphic depicting Alexander's effectiveness in 2023 with a caption that read, "Bring Kwon back!"

Alexander then replied to Reed with a quote tweet of his own. The replies to his tweet are filled with Jets fans eager to see the veteran linebacker re-sign with their favorite team.

Alexander remains a free agent as we approach the start of training camp in a few weeks. The Jets have shown interest in bringing him back, but no deal has been reached at this time.

A Kwon Alexander reunion makes a ton of sense for the NY Jets

The Jets aren't the only team that has shown interest in signing Alexander this offseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Alexander on an official visit in May, although that's the latest update we have regarding his situation.

What does seem apparent is that Alexander would be very open to a Jets return. The former Pro Bowl linebacker has shared numerous posts on social media hinting that he would be very much in favor of returning to Florham Park.

Alexander wants to return. Jets players want him to return. So what's the holdup? As always, it appears as though money is the primary obstacle to overcome.

The Jets have a specific price that they're willing to pay for Alexander — seemingly close to the veteran's minimum — and he's just asking for more than they're willing to offer at this time.

Time often spurs action, however. Perhaps Alexander will be open to lowering his asking price as we approach the start of training camp later this month. Perhaps the Jets prioritize him more as the preseason draws near.

At the moment, former fifth-round pick Jamien Sherwood is penciled in as the team's third starting linebacker alongside C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams.

That's a tall order for someone who played just 25 total defensive snaps last season. For reference, Alexander was on the field for 49 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps a year ago. Replacing him would be no easy task.

There is obvious mutual interest between Kwon Alexander and the Jets. Jets players are publicly supporting the idea of a reunion. But unless the two sides can agree on a price tag, he'll remain a free agent.