Jets agree with T George Fant

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  1. BroadwaySam

    BroadwaySam Well-Known Member

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    That’s who you want starting? Oooook...
     
  2. dawinner127

    dawinner127 Well-Known Member

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    They just downgraded at OL. How???? Just resign Beachum tf??
     
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  3. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Well-Known Member

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    he graded out average IIRC, and if I remember seahawk games, he played a lot as a 6th OL/extra blocker.
     
  4. BroadwaySam

    BroadwaySam Well-Known Member

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    So we paid a backup tackle $4 mil less than Conklin. Douglas is Maccagnan.
     
  5. HerndonFan

    HerndonFan 2018 ROTY Poster Award Winner

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    Just a guess, but maybe the Seahawks scheme wasn't a fit for Fant, but the Jets scheme(zone blocking) will be. Either way, this is a short term deal that won't cripple the cap.
     
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  6. JetsAreBadForYourHealth

    JetsAreBadForYourHealth Well-Known Member

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    The more I look into this the more I think Fant is likely here for his versatility and not to start (hopefully). If we're going LT 1st round Fant is not starting
     
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    Ideally? It's pretty god damn mandatory at this point
     
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    $10 mill a year. Spending an extra $5 mill for Conklin sounds a lot better. Resigning an average OT in Beachum sounds a lot better. Hopefully JD sees some hidden value because from all appearances he looks like a downgrade from Beachum.

    If we draft a LT that is an awful lot to pay for a backup.
     
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    Jedi mind tricks Well-Known Member

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    Prioritize that depth!
     
  10. JetsNation06

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    In fairness to some of Fant's ratings he was going up against the best pass rushing D line (SF) and a great pass rusher in Donald multiple times a year. He's fairly athletic so hopefully a change of scenery does him well. A bit of a stretch but not a cap killer.
     
  11. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    Meh signing , could be good also could flip to right tackle. So I guess it leaves us with insurance if the draft doesn’t fall the right way for a tackle.
     
  12. dawinner127

    dawinner127 Well-Known Member

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    Did you happen to look at our schedule and see who we play this year? Go peep that quick :)
     
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  13. JetsNation06

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    I get it. Just trying to see some ray of positive, not much there.
     
  14. BroadwaySam

    BroadwaySam Well-Known Member

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    The more I read about Fant, the more it’s obvious that this was a terrible move.
     
  15. dawinner127

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    There is none.
     
  16. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Well-Known Member

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    I just think it’s a bit unfair to say, to rate Fant considering he played close to half his snaps as a 6th linemen. Maybe he will play better lining up in regular OL sets and playing in a more natural spot instead of as a TE basically.
     
  17. FJF

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    If it turns out to be 10 per year it’s because he earns it. 13.5 guaranteed is the important number. Sounds like a 2 year 6..75 per deal to me.
     
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  18. JetsNation06

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    It's a depth signing at best. Anything more is gravy.
     
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    He became a starter for the Seahawks midway through his rookie season and was in line to start in 2017 before he tore his ACL in the preseason, leading the team to eventually trade for Duane Brown before the deadline.

    Over the past two seasons, the Seahawks have used Fant as a spot starter and as a hybrid tight end on tackle-eligible plays that have become a staple of their offense.
     
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