The New York Jets just love signing free agent Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen, and 2020 is no exception.
Swing tackle and part-time tight end George Fant has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract that will surely see him get that starting spot he’s wanted.
Former Seahawks’ OT George Fant reached agreement with the Jets on a three-year, $30 million deal that includes $13.7 million guaranteed, per @JFowlerESPN and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Previously, the Jets had signed ex-Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini in 2014 free agency and former Seattle left guard James Carpenter in 2015.
Fant was a former basketball player and backup TE at Western Kentucky, joining the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Thanks to a midseason injury to Bradley Sowell, Fant became Seattle’s starting left tackle for the remainder of the year and figured to be the team’s starter in 2017. Unfortunately, a blown ACL in preseason not only ended his season, but essentially created the need to trade for Duane Brown.
Over the past two years, Fant has been a reserve tackle and extra offensive lineman in jumbo packages. Sometimes he would line up at tight end or, more famously, at wide receiver.
It’s too bad we won’t get to see this battle ever again. pic.twitter.com/tteRSQM5Qg— Josh Cashman (@CableThanos_) March 17, 2020
#Seahawks OT @GeorgeFant74 out here making catches— NFL (@NFL) December 11, 2018
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