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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9. Zach Wilson, QB

It wasn't easy being a Zach Wilson supporter during the 2023 NFL season. After making nine consecutive starts following Rodgers' injury, the Jets opted to use the likes of Siemian and Tim Boyle over the former 2021 second-overall selection. Wilson is still under contract for the 2024 campaign, however, it's looking like he won't get a chance at being New York's QB2.

Jets owner Woody Johnson has made it clear that he doesn't think much of the 24-year-old QB. The 76-year-old told reporters at this year's NFL Honors that New York needs to add a backup signal-caller this offseason because the team "didn't have one last year." Quite the slap in the face to Wilson, no doubt.

Was Wilson disappointing in 2023? For sure. His 2,271 passing yards with eight TDs to seven INTs left much to be desired. At the same time, it wasn't as if everything was entirely his fault. After all, the Jets' offensive line had the third-worst pass-block grade (48.4) while their 77.9 pass-block efficiency ranked second-worst on PFF.

All signs point to Wilson getting traded this offseason, offering both sides a chance at a fresh start. The one silver lining is that the Jets can free up a whopping $5.4 million in cap space whether they trade the former BYU gunslinger before or after June 1.