New York Jets Sign LB Kwon Alexander to 1-Year Deal

The New York Jets have signed free-agent linebacker Kwon Alexander to a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Head coach Robert Saleh must have wanted to get Alexander back in his defense after spending time with the San Francisco 49ers. The 27-year-old has shown a high ceiling in his career, leading the league in tackles in 2016 and receiving a Pro Bowl selection in 2017. Since he’s only played 38 games in four seasons due to various injuries, if he can stay healthy in 2022, this could be a steal for the Jets as they look to improve upon their four-win 2021 season.

In 2021, Alexander accrued 50 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 12 games. He should slide right into the starting spot next to C.J. Mosley and Quincy Williams.

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