So the Jets dive deeper into the tank with this recent trade of defensive tackle, Steve Mclendon. Mclendon was a true staple on the Jets defensive line for years. Coming from Pittsburgh, Mclendon brought a sense of accountability and a wining attitude to the team. So I was naturally shocked at not only the trade, but the compensation that New York got in return. The trade package included Mclendon and a future 7th round pick to Tampa Bay, for a 2022 6th round draft pick. Not a lot of value for a leader like Steve if you ask me. Mclendon will be a great fit in Tampa reuniting with his old coach in Todd Bowles! When you look at the Bucs D line, they have a bunch of credible players that all make an impact including former 2nd overall pick, N. Suh. One thing that Bowles has always done well is getting the most out of his players no matter what position they play on the defensive side of the football. Inside the NFC South, it’s stacked with running back. Carolina, New Orleans, an Atlanta all run the football on a consistent basis. Gurley, Kamara, and McCafferry are all legitimate threats out of the backfield, so I player like Mclendon will help this Bucs defense out tremendously as we inch closer and closer to the playoffs.
Be sure to drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts on the New York Jets sending DT Steve Mclendon and a 7th round pick to the Tampa Bay Bucs for a future 6th round draft pick. How do you think Steve will fit down in West Florida? One thing is for sure, he will definitely be a system fit!