Should the Jets pay this guard $15 million-a-year? Dan Leberfeld

There’s speculation that this free agent guard could get in the neighborhood of $15 million-a-year.

That’s what NBC’s Peter King is hearing about New England Patriots soon-to-be free agent guard Joe Thuney.

“Highest-paid interior lineman in free agency? I hear New England’s Joe Thuney could be a $15-million-a-year player,” said King.

The Jets might be in the market for a guard, but that’s perhaps a little pricey for the team’s GM Joe Douglas, who has a lot of needs to fill.

Plus, the team could bring back Brian Winters (with a reworked contract) and Alex Lewis.

Expect the Jets to sign a lineman (or two) in free agency, but Thuney, at $15 million-a-year, might be a little too rich for them.

Also, Douglas has a keen eye for offensive line talent, so the Jets should be able to land some less expensive quality linemen, in the draft or free agency, and not have to break the bank on Thuney.

We shall see.


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