What does George Fant bring to the table? Dan Leberfeld

A stealth move by Jets GM Joe Douglas.

While some people were misleading fans with names of offensive linemen the Jets might be targeting, Douglas quietly added Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced that the Jets signed Fant to a three-year deal for $30 million with $13.7 million guaranteed.

Fant is a 6-5,  322-pound left tackle, with very quick feet and terrific mobility, thanks to his days as a forward for the Western Kentucky basketball team. To use an old scouting term – “He has the feet of a dancing bear.”

He played one year as a tight end on the Western Kentucky football team, and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks, who made him an offensive tackle.

The Seahawks spent the last four years developing him as an offensive tackle, and the Jets will benefit from that maturation process. The arrow is pointing up on this player.

He’s now a bona fide NFL offensive tackle, who the Jets got at a reasonable price, and is just 27-years-old.

Over the years, Douglas has displayed a keen eye for offensive line talent, and he really likes this player.

We will see how it turns out. None of us has a crystal ball.


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