FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 04: Jack Conklin #78 of the Tennessee Titans reacts as they take on the New England Patriots in the first half o the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Tennessee Titans won 20-13.
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New York Jets’ free-agent target Jack Conklin reportedly agrees to a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Another potential New York Jets’ free-agent offensive lineman has signed elsewhere.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jack Conklin and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with $30 million in guarantees.

Conklin, 25, was a First-Team All-Pro selection his rookie season in 2016. Drafted eighth overall out of Michigan State, he played either left or right tackle for the Tennessee Titans all four of his NFL seasons.


This past year, he anchored down the right side of a team that shocked the world all the way to the AFC Championship Game.

Conklin had been long rumored to wind up with the Jets this free agency season. In fact, folks were debating whether or not $18-$20 million a year was too rich for the newest Brown. His three-year, $42 million deal ($30 million guaranteed) averages out to just $14 million a season.

Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports the Jets did not offer more than the Browns.

It appears Joe Douglas just didn’t love Conklin as much as the Browns did, which is a surprising move considering the dire state of the Jets offensive line.

With Joe Thuney already franchise tagged and Conklin off the table, Douglas and the Jets continue working on free agent center Graham Glasgow, per reports.

Conklin joins a line in Cleveland that, similarly to New York, desperately needs help in order to pave the way for a young quarterback (Baker Mayfield). Sam Darnold awaits his immediate future as you read this sentence.


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