Updated NY Jets OL depth chart after Tyron Smith signing

What does the Jets OL depth chart look like now?

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The NY Jets have managed to almost completely overhaul their offensive line this offseason. The additions of John Simpson, Morgan Moses, and most recently Tyron Smith have given the team three new starters to pair with two returning holdovers.

Perhaps the most impressive part of the Jets' offensive line revamping was the value of each of the three additions. All three players will have a combined cap hit of less than $20 million in 2024.

The Jets will also return former top draft picks Alijah Vera-Tucker and Joe Tippmann, who are expected to complete the team's starting unit.

The starting five appears to be set after the first week of free agency, but what does the Jets' entire offensive line depth chart look like? Let's take a look.

NY Jets offensive line depth chart

  • LT: Tyron Smith, Carter Warren, Obinna Eze
  • LG: John Simpson, Xavier Newman Vitaliy Gurman
  • C: Joe Tippmann, Wes Schweitzer
  • RG: Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jake Hanson, Chris Glaser
  • RT: Morgan Moses, Max Mitchell

The Jets' new starting offensive line is a mixture of internal building blocks and short-term offseason additions. Tippmann and Vera-Tucker return as holdovers to be joined by offseason additions in Smith, Simpson, and Moses.

The Jets have made it clear that they intend to keep Vera-Tucker at one spot on the offensive line this season after moving him around in previous years. The expectation is that he will start the season at right guard.

Smith and Moses are locked in as the Jets' new starting tackles, with the latter returning to Florham Park after a pair of years in Baltimore. Simpson joins Moses as a Ravens import, and he's expected to slot in at the same position he started for Baltimore last season.

The depth on the offensive line is decent, but it's likely the Jets will make a few additions between now and the start of the 2024 season.

For now, Carter Warren and Max Mitchell return as the team's backup offensive tackles. Keep an eye on David Bakhtiari here if the Jets make an external addition. The draft is also very much still an option if the Jets want to upgrade their tackle depth.

Wes Schweitzer returns for his second season in New York as the Jets' primary backup interior offensive lineman. He has experience playing both center and guard and projects as the top backup behind Tippmann at center.

There's a chance the Jets also look into bringing back Connor McGovern who is a free agent. McGovern signed a dirt-cheap contract last offseason and could provide quality depth at center if he's willing to return as a backup.

The Jets also have a host of other young guard/center options, including the likes of Jake Hanson, Xavier Newman, and Chris Glaser, who each started at least one game for the team last season.

This is a new-look Jets offensive line, and it's safe to say the team likely isn't done adding to the position group. But as of now, this is what the Jets' offensive line depth chart looks like.

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