Initial Reaction: Jets Sign C Josh Andrews and S Marqui Christian

Greg Armstrong With His Initial Thoughts On The Signings Of Josh Andrews and Marqi Christian…

The New York Jets did some roster gymnastics today, releasing an overpaid veteran corner while adding more depth to their offensive line and special teams….

Joe Douglas continues to fill out the roster with cost effective, short term deals. After losing Brent Qvale and Tom Compton, Josh Andrews slides in and becomes a new depth piece. It’s not a sexy signing but adding depth to the offensive line is a key priority and it shouldn’t stop with Andrews. For far too long the Jets have gone into season razor thin at OL and one small tweak or pull away from everything going haywire. Andrews doesn’t have a large sample size of playing time but was on the Eagles’ practice squad in 2018 when Joe Douglas was there. For his career, he has logged 98 offensive snaps and is likely to fill the backup role that Compton primarily filled last year as a swing option off the bench at guard or center.

Christian most likely comes in as being the Jets third safety behind Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. It makes sense considering when either of those guys couldn’t play, Darryl Roberts slid in to replace them and…well…well it went terribly. Christian also has a lot of special teams experience, which doesn’t bode well for longtime Jet Rontez Miles. Expect him to fill in the role that Miles (currently an unsigned free agent) played on special teams, barring any injuries to Adams or Maye. The only other backup Jets safety right now is Matthias Farley.