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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2. S Jordan Whitehead

Hall wasn't the only member of New York's secondary to head to Tampa this offseason. Safety Jordan Whitehead also joined the veteran CB, joining the Bucs on a two-year, $9 million deal after being drafted 117th by the franchise in 2018.

Whitehead was solid for the Jets last season, recording career highs in interceptions (4) and solo tackles (65) while breaking up nine passes. At the same time, there were holes in his game that indicated he might not thrive in his new environment.

Whitehead's 68.9 coverage grade on Pro Football Focus wasn't anything special after he surrendered seven TD passes on 20 completions. In fact, it was his worst grade of the last three seasons. His coverage success also declined as the campaign went on, going from an average grade of 65.4 in the first nine games to 58.1 in the final eight.

If that wasn't bad enough, Whitehead also recorded a career-worst 18.0% missed tackling percentage to go on top of his putrid 43.4 tackle grade. In other words, it's hard to see the former Pittsburgh product in the same light that the Buccaneers do.