Former New York Jets offensive lineman Spencer Long is staying in the division after signing with the Buffalo Bills.
New York Jets fans weren’t sad to see Spencer Long leave this offseason. Although he won’t be donning the green and white anymore, Jets fans will still see the offensive lineman twice each year. Long was recently scooped up by the Buffalo Bills.
Thank you Buffalo! Had an awesome visit can’t wait to get to work. https://t.co/5YZwmiQM6T
— Spencer Long (@slong_61) February 12, 2019
Long had a disappointing season with New York in 2018. Long struggled with snapping issues which made rookie quarterback Sam Darnold’s job that much more difficult. An injury to his snapping hand was the root cause of his problems, but snapping issues aside, he was a below average blocker for the entire season.
Head coach Todd Bowles even moved Long to offensive guard in an attempt to keep him on the offensive line. Despite the move, he wasn’t much better at blocking his new position. Long was the weakest link on an offensive line that was one of the worst groups in the league.
Long was a third-round pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2014 NFL Draft. He obviously entered the league with talent and the Bills are hoping he can finally find his rhythm after a disappointing career thus far.
The Bills are looking to fix their own offensive line problems and they feel that Long can be an answer. The Jets should be thrilled to see Long twice next season and you can bet that they will try and attack the embattled center wherever he’s playing on the line.