Quietly the Jets have a pretty glaring need on the defensive line. Entering today there were not many obvious solutions on the roster outside of Leonard Williams.
The team has figured out one piece of the puzzle according to Manish Mehta.
Jets have finalized a three-year deal with Henry Anderson, per source— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 13, 2019
Henry Anderson’s three-year is for $25.2 million ... with a max value of $33M, per source.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 13, 2019
Jets wanted him back badly. Great move. https://t.co/zgsZK2kfTd
The Jets acquired Anderson in a trade near the end of the 2018 NFL Draft for a seventh round pick.
The defensive lineman responded with the best season of his career, registering 7 sacks. His best game was a monster Week 15 performance in a home game against the Houston Texans. In that game, Anderson put up 3 sacks.
This is the first piece of the puzzle for the Jets on the defensive line. Many needs remain on that side of the ball as the year’s free agent negotiations move on. The team could probably use more help on the defensive line and has big holes at cornerback and edge rusher.