The Jets are starting the free agency period with the opposite of a splash. The team is re-signing backup center Jonotthan Harrison according to multiple beat writers.
Source confirms the #Jets have re-signed Jonotthan Harrison. Versatile guy who can play both C and G— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) March 9, 2019
Jets are finalizing a deal with OL Jonotthan Harrison, a source confirms #NYJ— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 9, 2019
Jets are finalizing a deal with offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison, a source confirmed.@MMehtaNYDN had it first— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 9, 2019
Offensive line depth is very difficult to come by, but you have to actually look for it in order to find it. Year after year I find myself puzzled why the Jets are intent on retaining backups from weak offensive line units. These guys were below subpar starters on the depth chart.
Harrison got 8 starts in 2018 due to various injuries up front. He was an upgrade at center after taking over for Spencer Long, but that really doesn’t say much. I think it also makes people higher on Harrison than they really should be. You’ll have problems if he has to play for any extended period of time.
I am hoping the Jets bring in enough players with more upside to knock Harrison off the Week 1 roster.