It’s a brutal injury, no doubt, but they did buy some insurance.
The Alijah Vera-Tucker injury is rough for the Jets, but Joe Douglas recently signed two veteran right tackles with a lot of starting experience – Mike Remmers and Cedric Ogbuehi. Obviously, they aren’t AVT, but not bad insurance policies.
Also, George Fant is eligible to come off injured reserve shortly. If his knee is stable, he can also play a right tackle, a position he’s played before with both the Jets and Seattle.
And rookie right tackle Max Mitchell should be able to return soon from a knee injury suffered recently that isn’t considered season-ending.
So while the news that broke today about Vera-Tucker suffering a season-ending arm injury is a tough blow for the Jets, they have some options at the spot. The cupboard isn’t empty.
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