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Jets’ Offensive Line Could Be Difference In Successful 2016

Ryan Clady, Left Tackle

Ryan Clady has participated in just 18 games over the last three NFL seasons – which equaled an opportunity of 48 possible games.

Most of his absence was due to a torn ACL, causing him to miss the entirety of the Denver Broncos 2015 Super Bowl Championship season. Previously, he dealt with a lisfranc injury that sidelined him for all but two games in 2013.

The man is a walking hospital.

Hospital or not, he’s a solid gamble for the Jets.

When he became expendable this past offseason, Mikey Mac had no other choice to pounce. While he does bring a hefty $6 million cap hit, his deal ends after 2016 (club option for 2017).

Should the 29-year old stay healthy, the Jets will see an increase in production at the position thanks to the two-time first team NFL All-Pro.

The recently retired D’Brickashaw Ferguson simply didn’t do the job towards the end of his career. The beloved Jet never a missed a game his entire career while protecting the blindside for a plethora of Jet QBs the last 10 years, but his production was less than stellar as of late.

Clady will be the ultimate wild card. If he can regain his All-Pro form, the ski is the limit for this unit. Should he stay sidelined, the Jets offensive line could be headed for some troubled times.

 Brian Winters 

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