Jets Have Perfect Opportunity to Reunite Former All-Pro With Aaron Rodgers

The New York Jets can acquire the long-time blindside protector of Aaron Rodgers.

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One of the most widely expected transactions this offseason was the Green Bay Packers cutting offensive lineman David Bakhtiari. Considering how little the All-Pro tackle has played over the last few seasons and the massive $20.9 million in cap savings the move would give the Packers, Bakhtiari was quite possibly the most obvious cap casualty in the league.

Bakhtiari finally announced his departure from Green Bay in a social media post. It will be hard to imagine the 32-year-old in a different uniform but the New York Jets have to be considered the frontrunners to land Bakhtiari.

Jets Can Now Re-Unite Free-Agent David Bakhtiari With Aaron Rodgers

I know what Jets fans are thinking. A collective eye-roll is certainly warranted. But the Jets have set themselves on this path once they brought in Aaron Rodgers last year.

The Jets and Rodgers have been very public about their intentions of bringing faces familiar to Rodgers. This strategy hasn't really worked last season as Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Nathaniel Hackett haven't produced positive results.

Bakhtiari, a long-term blindside protector and a great friend to Rodgers, is presumably the next in line to be the next Jet with a Rodgers connection.

The injury and age concern for Bakhtiari is certainly a big risk for the Jets. He has only played in 13 games over the past three seasons.

However, considering the fact that the Jets gave Rodgers the keys to the franchise, fans have no choice but to hope Bakhtiari goes back to his old Pro Bowl days playing next to his buddy.

The Jets desperately need that as they had one of the most dysfunctional offenses in the NFL last season. They currently have the third-best odds (+290) in the AFC East to win their division. They need to get better production from their offseason acquisitions this time around to help their odds.

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