3 Best Remaining J.C. Tretter Free-Agent Destinations in 2022
The NFL's free agency period is nearly two weeks old, with several notable names still available to sign. One of the more intriguing names left is former Cleveland Browns center J.C. Tretter.
The former fourth-round pick has spent the last five seasons with the Cleveland Browns, missing just one game in that span. He played a total of 16 games last year, finishing the 2021 campaign with just one sack allowed offensive snaps.
Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the three best remaining Tretter free-agent destinations in 2022.
J.C. Tretter Free Agency
1. Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings made it a goal to improve their interior offensive line this offseason. Unfortunately, they've barely made any improvements so far, leaving fans worried. The good news is that Tretter is still on the open market and can help protect quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2022. Cousins was pressured on 26.6% of his dropbacks and faced 68 hurries last season — his worst total since 2018 (97). Tretter has only allowed five pressures since 2019, which further proves how he could be a solution to the Vikings' problems.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars have talked about improving their O-Line this offseason after QB Trevor Lawrence saw 32 sacks, 52 hits and 151 pressures in his rookie year. Although there's been talk about the Jaguars drafting an offensive tackle with the first overall selection at the 2022 NFL Draft, they could use that pick on a pass-rusher by signing Tretter instead. He could be an excellent replacement for Brandon Linder, who recently retired.
3. Green Bay Packers
Although Tretter has spent the majority of his career in Cleveland, he was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers and spent three seasons with the organization. Injuries held him to just 31 games during his time in Green Bay, so re-joining the team would allow him to have some sort of a do-over. He'd be a solid mentor for Josh Meyers.
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