This is hardly surprising, as no right tackle in the game has garnered the type of headlines that Hunter has in the last year. He’s clearly over-matched and the fact that the Jets brass has stood behind him, has only exacerbated the situation further. The Jets have already made one trade to add some depth at tackle, but Jeff Otah wasn’t able to pass a physical and was returned to Carolina and later cut.
While that is a possibility, it seems like the real question here is whether or not the Jets front office and coaching staff can adequately identify and develop talent.
There should be a number of options available in the coming weeks as cut-season is just around the corner.
It is unclear when the workout took place, but Cimini had a follow-up tweet explaining it could be possible that the workout convinced McNeill to retire. Earlier today, the Jets announced that Wayne Hunter had been removed as the starting RT. With Stephon Heyer and Jeff Otah gone, the Jets could have been doing their due diligence by kicking the tires on veteran OT McNeill.