Jets never checked in on Corey Linsley

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The Jets never had much interest in Corey Linsley. If they had, they probably would have given the center a call.

New York never bothered to ask about Linsley’s price, according to The Athletic’s Connor Hughes. Instead, the Jets plan to run it back with Connor McGovern in the middle of their offensive line. McGovern underachieved in his first year with the Jets, and there was some speculation New York could move him to guard and pursue a new center in free agency. But, according to Hughes, the Jets never considered such an option and believe McGovern can rebound as a center in Mike LaFleur’s new offense.

McGovern started all 16 games for the Jets in 2020. He committed three penalties, allowed six sacks and finished the season with a 62.2 Pro Football Focus grade.

Linsley, meanwhile, will cash in with the Chargers. The ex-Packer agreed to a five-year deal worth $62.5 million. Of that, $17 million is fully guaranteed. Once his contract becomes official, Linsley will become the NFL’s highest-paid center.

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