3. C Ben Jones
Ben Jones was one of the vocal leaders of the Tennessee Titans last season and could bring veteran leadership to New York's offensive line needs, especially given recent events like Evan Neal's insane comments about Big Blue Fans.
Unlike Jackson, Jones played at a very high level in 2022. The veteran received a starting quality grade from PFF last season. In fact, Jones, a 2012 fourth-round pick by the Houston Texans, has received a starter quality grade in all but his rookie season, including all of the last 10 seasons (2013-2022). Jones's grade finished just 0.6 points away from the starter threshold in his rookie season.
New York did not look the way of Jones this offseason due to the second-round selection of center John Michael Schmitz. Schmitz injured his shoulder against Seattle on the game's first drive and has already been ruled out for Sunday's game in Miami. It's uncertain how long he will be out, but it opens the door for New York to add a veteran center.
Jones is clearly beloved by his former teammates and ex-coaches, including his last head coach, Mike Vrabel, who waited for him in the tunnel and embraced him after one of Tennessee's games.