3 Former Jets Who Still Can't Find a Job in 2024 Free Agency

NFL free agency has been open for a few weeks but there are a few former New York Jets who have yet to find a new home.

East Rutherford, NJ     December 3, 2023 -- Mekhi Becton of the Jets coming off the field in the
East Rutherford, NJ December 3, 2023 -- Mekhi Becton of the Jets coming off the field in the / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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3. Carl Lawson, DE

Carl Lawson was the Jets' marquee free agent signing in 2021 when he inked a three-year, $45 million deal.

New York thought they were getting an emerging pass-rusher who's just hitting his prime but that never got to flourish in the Big Apple.

In August 2021, Lawson ruptured his Achilles in the training camp which cost him the entire year. He had to undergo a second Achilles surgery before returning to the field in 2022. Lawson played in all 17 games, notching seven sacks but things took a turn again in 2023.

The emergence of Bryce Huff and Jermaine Johnson slashed Lawson's playtime. The Auburn product only suited up in six games, logging five tackles and zero sacks.

His name was floated in trade talks that never happened and now he's a free agent. News on his front has been extremely quiet as he's still on the market.

The 28-year-old has played a full regular season in three of his six years in the NFL so the injury concerns are a serious factor.

He'll likely need to sign a one-year deal with a team that gives him the chance to get on the field. Lawson has to show teams he's healthy and can produce when he's on the field.

Free agency has shown that the Jets are all in for 2024 but they are still underdogs to win the AFC East. They are currently behind the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins at +280 to win the division. If you like these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and take advantage of your sign-up bonus.

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