The New York Jets just made a huge addition to their offensive lineman, at a low cost. According to Adam Schefter, the have acquired left tackle Ryan Clady from the Broncos.
Denver has agreed to trade four-time Pro-Bowl OT Ryan Clady and a 7th-round pick to the Jets for a 5th-round pick, league sources told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2016
D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s stunning retirement on Friday created a gaping hole on the offensive line, and the Jets pounced fast.
Clady held a $10.1 million cap hit for 2016 — and that added on to the fact that the Broncos have invested two high-round draft picks in the tackle position in the last two years with Ty Sambrailo and Michael Schofield and jus signed Russell Okung.
The Broncos had been trying to trade Clady — a four-time pro bowler — for weeks now. Clady has missed 30 of the last 48 Broncos games due to injury and missed all of last season after tearing an ACL in the spring.