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New York Jets, Trevon Wesco agree to rookie 4-year deal

05/10/2019
Robby Sabo

The New York Jets four-year signing of tight end Trevon Wesco marks the first of the Florham Park rookie class to sign on the dotted line.

Robby Sabo

Trevon Wesco becomes the first of the New York Jets rookie class to sign on the dotted line, via Brian Costello of the New York Post.

“The Jets signed fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco today, per source. The West Virginia TE is the first pick to sign.”

It’s a four-year deal worth up to $3,226,576, per Over The Cap.

  • Signing bonus: $706,576 (only guaranteed money in the deal)
  • 2019 salary cap figure: $671,644
  • 2020: $761,644
  • 2021: $851,644
  • 2022: $941,644

Wesco, 6-foot-4, 274 pounds, was the Jets fourth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. The West Virginia product is best described as the best blocking tight end in the talent pool.

There’s a lot to like about the kid.

Firstly, he fills an under-the-radar need. Adam Gase doesn’t carry a fullback which means the tight end spot must be deep. At least two legitimate blocking tight ends need to show face within the four or five-man group. Wesco joins Eric Tomlinson as the blocking H-back type tight ends on the roster.

Brian Baldinger is high on the beastly new Jet, calling him “mini Gronk (Rob Gronkowski).

He’s not fast and he doesn’t showcase anything talent evaluators drool over at the NFL Combine, yet his sneaky drafting means the Jets challenged offensive line will receive much-needed help. Tight ends are too often overlooked as it pertains to the offensive line as a whole.

Quinnen Williams, Jachai Polite, Chuma Edoga, Blake Cashman and Blessuan Austin, the New York Jets remaining draft picks, remain unsigned.

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