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Jets make Tyron Smith signing official

It’s official and it’s real. Tyron Smith, the longtime Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle is now a member of the New York Jets. The team made the signing official Monday.

No deeper details on the contract as of this writing but the basis of the contract is that it is a one-year contract worth up to $20 million. $6.5 million is guaranteed and $13.5 million can be earned via playtime and incentives.

The Jets swooped in late last week when the market on Smith was fairly quiet. The team themselves were surprised Smith took such a deal, but it s a huge win for the Jets who hope they at least have locked up their left tackle for 2024.

The addition of Smith certainly doesn’t stop the Jets from taking a tackle at No. 10 in April’s draft but they’re not completely locked into the position either.

The big story is the Jets have their left tackle position set for next season. At least they hope. Obviously the injury history is well-documented on Smith, who hasn’t played a full season since 2015. Certainly the Jets protected themselves against injury with this contract set up and it’s also why offensive tackle is still very much in play in the first round.

For now, the Jets will celebrate what they hope is a strong signing in March.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire