The New York Jets intend to open their wallets wide to bolster their offensive line and are interested in signing center Corey Linsley and guard Joe Thuney, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN NFL Nation.

New York had one of the worst lines in the league last season. The linemen did not do a good job in protecting their quarterback and consistently allowed pressure without buying a significant amount of time for a play to develop. Their performance in the run game was also poor as they were not able to regularly create openings. In the 2020 NFL season, the Jets allowed a total of 43 sacks, contributing to the letdown performance of Sam Darnold under center.

One redeeming factor for the unit was the solid play of Mekhi Becton, who even by NFL tackle standards is a mountain of a man.

Acquiring Linsley and Thuney will go a long way in turning a weak positional group into a strength. Linsley has been one of best the centers in the league and is the best one available in this free agency period. He is excellent in pass protection while being a solid run-blocker. He may not be a road grader, but Jets running backs will be happy.

On the other hand, Thuney has never missed a game in his five-year career. He is a versatile player and actually played tackle in college. The only foreseeable risk in getting Thuney is that several New England Patriots players have a dip in production when they leave Foxborough.   

Getting these two will also make a great pitch in bringing quarterback Deshaun Watson to New York.