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The underrated candidate to make NY Jets’ backup OL

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Trystan Colon could sneak onto New York Jets’ roster

With training camp well underway in Florham Park, plenty of attention has been placed on the New York Jets‘ offensive tackle situation. Mekhi Becton and Max Mitchell are pushing for starting jobs, Billy Turner is getting surprising first-team reps, and Duane Brown is working his way back to full health.

But what about the interior of the offensive line?

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The Jets have their two starting guards penciled in, with Laken Tomlinson on the left and Alijah Vera-Tucker on the right. At center, there appears to be an open competition between Connor McGovern, Wes Schweitzer, and Joe Tippmann.

There is another interesting player in the interior group who will try to sneak onto the back end of the depth chart: Trystan Colon.

Colon offers versatility, having started at both center and right guard in his career. Still 25 years old and with only four career starts under his belt, Colon has the potential for some growth.

After watching Colon’s film, I came away liking him more than I thought I would.

  • Would Colon be a quality backup?
  • How does he fit in the Jets system?
  • How does he compare to Schweitzer?
  • Which position is his best?

All of these questions and many more are answered in this edition of Blewett’s Blitz!

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9 months ago

I just get the feeling that AVT will end up at right tackle (Becton will not play more than two games, at best). So someone from Colon, Schweitzer, McGovern or even Tippmann could move over to RG to fill that spot. That might be our best line. Hope that contingency plan is somewhere in the playbook. My Jet concern is 100% centered around the Oline.

9 months ago
Reply to  NCgreen73

I agree 100% on AVT at RT. Becton is not going to play RT, he’ll either be the starting LT or backup LT. They keep saying they want their best 5 out there, and I don’t see how that will not include AVT at RT. The other WORST case scenario, is there are injuries and AVT ends up at LT.

I think you are spot on, although I think McGovern is terrible.

9 months ago
Reply to  Jets71

I don’t think McGovern is terrible but he is average at best. Hoping Tippmann wins the job but I think Rodgers decides that.