The Jets are rumored to be interested in four-time pro bowl linebacker Anthony Barr of the Minnesota Vikings, and just days before the start of free agency, they’ve traded for another multi-time Pro Bowler in guard Kelechi Osemele.
— JetNation.com (@JetNation) March 10, 2019
Osemele, a 29-year-old left guard has been to two pro bowls as a member of the Raiders in 2016 and 2017. With the Jets two biggest holes on the roster being at left guard and center, they’ve now addressed one of the two by adding a dominant blocker in both the run and passing game.
The fact that the Jets gave up only a fifth-round pick while receiving Oakland’s sixth-round pick makes this a deal that could work out better than the one the team made on draft day last year when they acquired defensive lineman Henry Anderson for a 7th round pick.