Versatile offensive lineman Brent Qvale has signed his restricted free agency tender to remain with the Jets.
Qvale is beginning his fourth full NFL season after signing with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska after the 2014 draft and increasing his on-field profile season by season. He spent his entire rookie season on the Green & White practice squad. In 2015 as a first-year man, he played in 16 games with 31 offensive snaps and made his first start as a blocking TE in Game 8 against Jacksonville.
In 2016, Qvale played in 12 games with five starts and 347 offensive plays. Last season he saw action in all 16 games with six starts and upped his play counts to 394 on offense and 114 on specials. Of his 12 pro starts, seven have come at right tackle, one at right guard and four at tight end.
With Qvale's return, Nebraska's program has three representatives on the Jets and two who sometimes go by the nickname "Q". WR Quincy Enunwa signed his RFA tender earlier this week. And last month the Jets added C Spencer Long as an unrestricted free agent. All three spent several seasons together on the Cornhuskers.