Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is going to have a busy offseason trying to reshape this roster into one that can be competitive and he's not waiting until the new year to start. With so many needs it's hard to say what the top priority should be, but one of the top priorities is now taken care of as the Jets announced that they have signed right guard, Brian Winters to a four-year extension.
Details on the deal have yet to be announced but multiple reports suggest the deal will be for around $8 million per year. Winters and James Carpenter were easily the Jets best offensive linemen and they are also the only two linemen that we can be sure will be with the team and starting, assuming they're healthy of course, next season. The Jets hope they found their starting right tackle in Brandon Shell, who played really well in his two-game showcase as a starter to end the season, and if the Jets decide to move on from center Nick Mangold, and his $9 million cap hit, they could feel comfortable sticking with Wesley Johnson staying at center, but Maccagnan will definitely have to find a new left tackle either in free agency or the draft.
With so many other holes to fill on this team (including quarterback, tight end, inside linebacker, pass rusher, corners and a true free safety, Maccagnan has to feel good about knowing he could have a solid offensive line next year while only having to replace one of the five starting spots.null