Offensive tackle Brandon Shell has signed a two year, $11 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per reports.
Shell, a 28 year old, 6’ 5”, 325 pound right tackle, was originally drafted by the New York Jets with the 158th overall selection in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. He played in eight games his rookie year, starting three, before becoming the full time starter at right tackle in 2017. Overall Shell played in 49 games, starting 40, in four years with the Jets. Shell never really developed well, and ultimately lost his starting job to Chuma Edoga, last year’s third round pick for the Jets. Shell lacked the athleticism the Jets seem to be looking for along the offensive line, and ultimately the Jets showed little interest in re-signing him when he became eligible for free agency.
In effect, the Seahawks and the Jets have swapped tackles, with the Seahawks signing former Jets tackle Shell and the Jets signing former Seahawks tackle George Fant earlier.