One of the primary reasons that Joe Douglas and the New York Jets re-signed John Franklin-Myers to a four-year, $55 million contract extension is his versatility. At 6-foot-4 and 289 pounds, Franklin-Myers lands in the “tweener” range, where he is just big enough to play defensive tackle and just small enough to play on the edge.
Franklin-Myers was a defensive tackle in his first full season as a Jet in 2020. Then, he moved to a full-time edge role in 2021.
In 2022, Franklin-Myers seems poised to do a little bit of both.