According to Tom Pelissero, Van Roten receives a three-year contract worth $10.5 million that includes $3.25 million guaranteed and can increase up to $14.25 million with incentives.
The Jets had been linked to Van Roten for a few weeks now and could really use some offensive line help, so this deal really makes a lot of sense for them.
Van Roten, 30, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Pennsylvania back in 2012. He was, unfortunately, released coming out of the preseason but later signed on to the Packers’ practice squad.
After the Packers moved on from Van Roten in 2014, he had a brief stint with the Seahawks before eventually signing on with the Jaguars in February of 2017. Unfortunately, Jacksonville cut Van Roten loose after the draft and he eventually signed a one-year contract with the Panthers.
As a restricted free agent, Van Roten instead signed a two-year extension with Carolina ahead of the 2018 season.
In 2019, Van Roten started 11 games for the Panthers at left guard before landing on injured reserve. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 23 guard out of 80 qualifying players.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.