Nate Herbig jones New York Jets to add offensive line depth
The New York Jets have claimed former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Nate Herbig off waivers, according to Mike Kaye of Pro Football Network.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) May 5, 2022
Herbig was waived by the Eagles on Wednesday.
Still only 23 years old, Herbig was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford in 2019. Current Jets general manager Joe Douglas was with Philadelphia at the time.
The 6-foot-4, 334-pound Herbig is a versatile interior lineman who played all three interior positions over 33 career games (17 starts) for Philadelphia.
Herbig has logged 942 career snaps at right guard, 377 snaps at left guard, and 49 snaps at center. He’s also played nine snaps at tight end (as an extra offensive lineman).
In 2021, Herbig played in 16 games for the Eagles, starting five. All five starts came at right guard.
Herbig made 12 starts for the Eagles in 2020, with seven of those coming at right guard and five at left guard.
The numbers on Herbig are surprisingly solid. He has allowed 37 pressures (3 sacks) on 848 career pass-blocking snaps, which is a pressure rate of 4.36%. That’s better than the 2021 league average for guards, which was 4.94%.
As a run-blocker, Herbig earned a 67.2 run-blocking grade at Pro Football Focus in 2021, which ranked at the 56th percentile among qualified guards. His 69.4 run-blocking grade in 2020 ranked at the 71st percentile.
Herbig has committed seven penalties on 1,378 snaps in his career. That’s an average of 5.1 per 1,000 snaps, which is slightly lower than the 2021 NFL average for guards (5.7).
The Jets’ interior offensive line depth chart is now headlined by Herbig, Dan Feeney, and Greg Van Roten.