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Building A Jets Core: George Fant

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We have the 11th core member of the New York Jets, as voted by all of you. And the winner is: George Fant, Offensive Tackle! Fant was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016. After four years primarily spent as a backup tackle with the Seahawks the Jets signed Fant in free agency in 2020. Fant had a mediocre year in 2020. In 2021 Fant filled in for an ailing Mekhi Becton at left tackle, and he did an excellent job. Fant was the Jets’ best offensive lineman in 2021. Now the Jets are planning on having Fant compete for the left tackle position with Becton in training camp in 2022.

With Fant taking the 11th spot, our crowd sourced Jets Core 2023 looks like this:

  1. Zach Wilson
  2. Alijah Vera-Tucker
  3. Elijah Moore
  4. Michael Carter I
  5. Bryce Hall
  6. Quinnen Williams
  7. Mekhi Becton
  8. John Franklin-Myers
  9. Carl Lawson
  10. Michael Carter II
  11. George Fant
  12. ?

Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to think alongside the Jets’ staff and vote for who you think are the most likely players to form the Jets core and still be here on opening day of the 2023 season. Nobody knows for sure how things will play out. Evaluating the chances of some of the younger players who have barely scratched the surface yet is tricky, but we know who the coaching staff is and what type of players might fit their system, so let’s give this a shot. Let’s crowd source a Jets Core 2023.

Through late February I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the most likely current Jets players to still be with the team in 2023. I’ll include some current Jets that are not under contract for the 2022 season and may leave in free agency this year, but I will not include any player in college, in the 2022 NFL draft, currently under contract with another team, or any free agent who wasn’t with the Jets at the end of 2021. The idea here is to build a list of the current Jets players you think will most likely make up a core group the team will build around to begin to construct a playoff contender.

If a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments I’ll add him to the poll.

We all have different views on various Jets players. What we’re looking for here is the community’s collective view of the players who might help lead the Jets out of the wilderness in the coming years. Your views may or may not coincide with the community’s, and either way that’s OK.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue with the number 12 Jets core player. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the players that will be the Jets leaders of the future.


Who is the #12 Jets player most likely to be with the team in the 2023 season?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Corey Davis
    (55 votes)
  • 14%
    Connor McGovern
    (41 votes)
  • 16%
    Brandin Echols
    (47 votes)
  • 12%
    Braxton Berrios
    (34 votes)
  • 13%
    C.J. Mosley
    (39 votes)
  • 5%
    Quincy Williams
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Folorunso Fatukasi
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Ashtyn Davis
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Jamien Sherwood
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Hamsah Nasirildeen
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Jason Pinnock
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Mike White
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Braden Mann
    (5 votes)
  • 8%
    Bryce Huff
    (23 votes)
  • 0%
    Denzel Mims
    (1 vote)
282 votes total Vote Now