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By: Billy Riccette
The Jets certainly were swinging for the fences in trying to improve their offensive line. According to agent Michael Portner via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, New York was in on free-agent offensive tackle Orlando Brown before he ultimately signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Among teams that showed interest in Orlando Brown, per agent Michael Portner: The #Steelers and #Jets. Bengals put deal over the top with strong guarantees over long term. @TomPelissero 1st on the deal.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 16, 2023
Details of the Jets’ offer to Brown, if there was one, were unknown but Fowler reports the key for the Bengals was the guaranteed money they offered, which was about $44 million of the $64 million and change for the total contract.
At least we know the Jets are looking hard at the offensive tackle position. Brown was arguably the best free agent offensive tackle on the board and one of the best free agents overall. This should only further add fuel to the fire that the team will be looking at the position in the draft, particularly with the 13th overall pick.
Originally posted on Jets Wire