- By Josh Clark
Duane Brown’s long and storied career is taking a stop in the Big Apple.
And, in doing so, the New York Jets have found a starter to replace oft-injured tackle Mekhi Becton.
ESPN first broke the news, reporting Brown will join the team on a two-year $22 million deal.
No details were available so it remains to be seen if the deal is front or back-loaded.
The Jets get a soon-to-be 37-year-old Pro Bowler who started out shaky in a new Seattle offense last year but then settled into another Pro Bowl year.
Advance stats show he yielded just 10 pressures over the last 8 games of the season after giving up 5 sacks in September and early October.
Brown played more than 900 snaps and didn’t miss a start, something that can’t be said for the talented but fragile Becton, who will now miss his second straight season.
The Jets’ George Fant, another Seattle product, will slide back to right tackle, where he’s been solid but far less dominant.
The #Jets had a good offensive line last year. They have since added a Pro Bowl left tackle & guard to it.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 11, 2022
Duane Brown – Laken Tomlinson – Connor McGovern – Alijah Vera-Tucker & George Fant has potential to be a top-10 grouping, and that might be underselling it.