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Wesley Johnson Re-Signs With Jets

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NFL: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted free agent center Wesley Johnson has signed his one year offer to remain with the Jets.

This was expected. To take Johnson from the Jets, another team would have needed to part with a second round pick. Johnson doesn’t have much of a track record of success in the NFL so that probably wasn’t going to happen.

Just as much of an obstacle might have been beating the Jets’ offer. $2.75 million isn’t exactly bargain basement money for a center. If you look at Over the Cap, it is actually median center level money. It is only a one year deal, but that is rather pricey for a player without much of a track record of NFL success. Johnson will either be a reasonably compensated starting center or an expensive backup.

I get the feeling a lot of the success of this offensive line is based on projection and trust in the team’s ability to coach players up.