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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.

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.

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Michael Nania is one of the best analytical New York Jets minds in the world, combining his statistical expertise with game film to add proper context to the data. Nania scrapes every corner, ensuring you know all there is to know about everyone from the QB to the long snapper. Nania's Numbers, Nania's QB Grades, and Nania's All-22 give fans a deeper and more well-rounded dive into the Jets than anyone else can offer. Email: michael.nania[at] - Twitter: @Michael_Nania
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1 year ago

Michael, as soon as I saw the news that I have been waiting for that we cut Van Rotten and signed Herbig, I was looking through all the Jets platforms for Herbigs PFF scores and his stats. Nothing. I read through comments sections, nothing. I was saying to myself, “I hope Nania writes about Herbig because he’ll provide the stats that I need to fairly judge the signing.” When I came here and saw that you wrote the article, I was psyched. Great reportage as usual. You are one of the few writers that also comments. That’s very helpful.
I am so excited at the personnel turnaround and cap management of the 2022 Jets. Garrett Wilson will be a top 10 WR in the league at some point in the next few years. If Becton comes back healthy (I saw his workout video this morning from his trainer, he looks in great shape) we could easily have a top 10 running game. Breece Hall looks like the real deal. Michael Carter is special, too. We need a tackle like Morgan Moses to shake free again to bolster the line and we are set on offense.

Jonathan Richter
Jonathan Richter
1 year ago

Nice addition. Should provide good camp competition for Feeney and GVR.

1 year ago

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m excited about this. Lol. But really to me, run stuffer, maybe safety, maybe linebacker, but definitely OL is where we need to churn the bottom of the roster and keep upgrading. From what you wrote he’s a welcome addition.

1 year ago
Reply to  Michael Nania

Maybe Roseman owed JD a favor?
Maybe for not getting involved in AJ Brown?