3 Former Jets Who Will Fail Miserably With Their New Teams After Free Agency

The New York Jets lost several free agents this offseason and although some will thrive with new teams, these three players will learn that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
CB Bryce Hall is one of three former Jets who will fail miserably with his new team in 2024.
CB Bryce Hall is one of three former Jets who will fail miserably with his new team in 2024. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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After the 2023 campaign was a write-off, the New York Jets have been working hard this offseason to turn things around. General manager Joe Douglas has made plenty of improvements on both sides of the ball, bringing in the likes of Tyron Smith and Mike Williams on offense while adding Javon Kinlaw and Leki Fotu to the defensive core.

The Jets may have brought in some new faces to help chase a Super Bowl ring next February, but they also lost their fair share of players in free agency. Some of the departing players will find success with their new team while others will struggle.

With that in mind, here are three former Jets who will fail miserably with their new teams next season.

1. CB Bryce Hall

After four seasons with the franchise that drafted him 158th overall in 2020, Bryce Hall left the Jets to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal this offseason. While the 26-year-old is still young enough to play a few more seasons in the NFL, don't count on him having a productive campaign this fall.

For starters, Hall hasn't played a ton of football lately. The ex-Virginia Cavalier has played only 14 games over the last two seasons and has missed 28 of a possible 67 games since being drafted four years ago. Given his history, it's unlikely that he'll be fully healthy throughout the 2024 schedule.

Secondly, Hall struggled a lot in the only season where he played all 17 games (2021). The Harrisburg, PA native targeted 93 times that season, allowing 55 completions for 638 receiving yards and six touchdowns without an interception. He also surrendered a 101.5 passer rating when targeted, accounting for one of the three triple-digit markets he allowed over four seasons.

After the Buccaneers struggled to defend the pass last year, I don't see how Hall's presence will improve the situation. If anything, it might make it worse whether he remains healthy or not.