The New York Jets four-year signing of tight end Trevon Wesco marks the first of the Florham Park rookie class to sign on the dotted line.
The Jets signed fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco today, per source. The West Virginia TE is the first pick to sign. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) May 9, 2019
“The Jets signed fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco today, per source. The West Virginia TE is the first pick to sign.”
It’s a four-year deal worth up to $3,226,576, per Over The Cap.
- Signing bonus: $706,576 (only guaranteed money in the deal)
- 2019 salary cap figure: $671,644
- 2020: $761,644
- 2021: $851,644
- 2022: $941,644
Wesco, 6-foot-4, 274 pounds, was the Jets fourth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. The West Virginia product is best described as the best blocking tight end in the talent pool.
There’s a lot to like about the kid.
Firstly, he fills an under-the-radar need. Adam Gase doesn’t carry a fullback which means the tight end spot must be deep. At least two legitimate blocking tight ends need to show face within the four or five-man group. Wesco joins Eric Tomlinson as the blocking H-back type tight ends on the roster.
.@nyjets @TrevonWesco #BabyGronk and I am not joking. He can do more for this new #JETS offense than any one player. @LeVeonBell will love what he will do for his game. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/dQMeVS4mr6
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) April 27, 2019
He’s not fast and he doesn’t showcase anything talent evaluators drool over at the NFL Combine, yet his sneaky drafting means the Jets challenged offensive line will receive much-needed help. Tight ends are too often overlooked as it pertains to the offensive line as a whole.