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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7. Mekhi Becton, T

Sticking with the offensive line, there's a nice chance that Jets fans won't see Mekhi Becton back, either.

The former Louisville Cardinal's time in New York has been up and down, to say the least. After a solid rookie campaign, the former 2020 11th-overall selection played only one game between the 2021 and 2022 campaigns due to back-to-back serious knee injuries. He managed to suit up in 16 games in 2023, however, it was clear that his injury forced him to take a step back.

Although Becton wasn't the worst offensive lineman last season, he was far from the best. The 24-year-old played 644 pass-block downs, surrendering 12 sacks (tied for an NFL-worst) while taking the second-most penalties in the league (18). The 50 pressures he allowed were also twice as many as he had in his career before the campaign began (25).

Much like Newman, keeping Becton around likely won't help the Jets on their Super Bowl quest. He might not ever return to the player he once was pre-injury and it's time to accept it before moving on. Let's let Becton be another offensive line's issue.