11 Jets Who Won't Be Returning Next Season

As the Jets prepare to navigate free agency, don't be surprised if these 11 players don't return to New York in 2024 for one reason or another.

DE Bryce Huff is one of 11 Jets who won't be returning for the 2024 NFL season.
DE Bryce Huff is one of 11 Jets who won't be returning for the 2024 NFL season. / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
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11. Chuck Clark, S

There's a decent chance that you probably forgot about Chuck Clark even if you followed the Jets throughout the 2023 campaign.

The 28-year-old safety was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens last March in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round pick. It seemed like a decent price to pay for an experienced defender with nearly 100 games played in the league.

Unfortunately, Jets fans didn't get to see a single snap out of Clark last season. The former Virginia Tech ballhawk tore his ACL during New York's organized team activities in June and remained on the injured reserve throughout the regular season.

Clark is now scheduled to hit free agency and there isn't much of an incentive to bring him back. He's nearing 30 and there's no telling how he'll look following his ACL tear. It also isn't as if he looked that good when he last played for the Ravens in 2022, allowing 32 completions on 43 targets (74.4%) for 270 yards and a touchdown with a 98.0 opposing passer rating.

At the end of the day, the Jets should replace Clark with a younger player through the draft or a more reliable veteran free-agent option.

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