3 Jets Cap Casualty Cuts to Save Millions This Offseason

These players may find themselves as cap casualties during the offseason as the Jets look to upgrade.

Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets guard Laken Tomlinson (78) looks on
Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets guard Laken Tomlinson (78) looks on / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The pressure for the New York Jets to win has never been higher. Ownership and fans haven't seen this team compete in the playoffs for 13 straight seasons, the longest active streak in the NFL. If the Jets fail to reach the postseason in 2024, a lot of people in that building will be without a job.

There are a few players who were brought to New York to help turn this ship around but haven't lived up to their end of the bargain. Below we'll list a few players who may be cap casualties in 2024.

1. CJ Uzomah

Tight end CJ Uzomah came back to New York in March 2022, coming over from the Cincinnati Bengals. Uzomah signed a three-year, $24 million contract with New York. The Jets were hoping they would bring in a capable blocker, pass-catcher, and leader into the locker room.

Uzomah was definitely a leader but his play on the field was so sub-par. The Auburn product never provided a threat in the aerial attack and was consistently getting blown up in the run game. Over his last two seasons, Uzomah caught 29 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns.

Per Spotrac, New York would save $5.3 million if they were to cut Uzomah this offseason. They would get stuck with a $5.9 million dead cap hit but it's better than getting smacked with the $11.2 million that Uzomah has left on his deal.

New York is also scheduled to pay Tyler Conklin $9 million in 2024 and they don't need to shell out $20 million to two tight ends. Especially after Conklin's solid 2023 season, where he logged 61 receptions for 621 yards.