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George Fant wants to know New York Jets fans’ offseason plans

Under 72 hours remain until the NFL’s legal tampering period opens on Monday, March 14 at 12 p.m. ET, and New York Jets fans are getting restless.

Offensive tackle George Fant had some fun playing with the emotions of eager Jets fans on Twitter.

At 9:58 p.m. ET on Thursday night, Fant posted a tweet with the caption, “Who y’all want”, which many fans figured was a reference to free agency and the trade market.

Later, Fant confirmed that he was asking fans about their offseason ideas. At 10:10 p.m. ET, Fant tweeted, “What would you personally give up in your day to day life for the trade you want?”

Fant’s tweet prompted some hilarious responses.

Plenty of the replies called for the Jets to trade for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who shared one season with Fant in 2019.

Fant then explicitly asked fans what they think the Jets will be doing with the draft and free agency around the corner.

Many fans made sure to show love to the stud tackle by mentioning that they want to see his contract extended. Fant showed appreciation for that suggestion.

Fant then called it a night after drawing in hundreds of responses from news-hungry Jets fans who thought that the Western Kentucky alum might have some hints to drop.

Along the way, Fant made sure to share a link to his charitable organization, The Fant Foundation. You can learn more about The Fant Foundation at its website.

We’re approaching the two-year anniversary of the date that Fant became a New York Jet. On March 16, 2020, it was reported that Fant had agreed with the Jets on a three-year deal worth $27.3 million.

Two years later, Fant stands as one of the team’s best investments in recent memory.

Fant, 29, enjoyed a breakout 2021 season that saw him allow pressure on just 3.03% of his pass-blocking snaps, ranking third-best among NFL tackles behind Andrew Whitworth and Tyron Smith. It set a new Jets franchise record for offensive tackles since Pro Football Focus began tracking pressures in 2006, beating Damien Woody’s 3.17% mark in 2008.

If general manager Joe Douglas can find more home-run signings like Fant next week, the Jets will be on the right path toward returning to contention.

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rex
rex
6 months ago

I don’t know about home run, maybe a double. The pass rushers Fant faced in 2021 were more pedestrian than elite. He was great against the mean, but he’s still a question mark when it comes to the NFL’s top tier as far as I’m concerned.

JetOrange
JetOrange
6 months ago
Reply to  rex

Definite Double . Rumor that George was being extended ? Left Tackles in Free Agency cost North of 18 million. George is a bargain, and a premium asset. Trade for a premium receiver ? With two outstanding Offensive Tackles potentially being available at FOUR, are the Jets setting up a conditional deal on draft day ?