6. Xavier Newman, G/C
If the Jets want Rodgers to have a successful 2024 campaign, surrounding him with the best protection is crucial. That's why it might be wise for New York to cut ties with offensive guard/center Xavier Newman.
The former Baylor blocker began the campaign with the Tennessee Titans but was waived at the beginning of October. It didn't take long for him to find his next opportunity, signing with the Jets practice squad three days following his release.
Newman went on to play seven games (4 starts) in a Jets jersey but didn't make much of an impact. If anything, he did the opposite. According to PFF, the DeSoto, TX native surrendered 15 pressures (9 hurries, 3 sacks, 3 QB hits) across 183 pass-block snaps. His 31.9 pass-block grade further illustrates how bad he was as a blocker.
Again, it just doesn't make sense to re-sign Newman if the Jets want Rodgers to survive the 2024 campaign. Newman is still young enough (24) to turn things around eventually, but that's a risk that New York should let another team take.