3 Jets Fans Will Be Happy to See Leave in Free Agency

The New York Jets have goals set to improve the roster and these three players aren't expected to be back.

Dec 10, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (77)
Dec 10, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (77) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Randall Cobb, WR

The Jets will be looking to add some playmakers this offseason. New York trotted out of the worst offensive units in the league during the 2023 season. They were 31st in the NFL in total offense (268.6), 30th in pass offense (171.7), and 29th in scoring offense (15.8).

Cobb was brought to town due to his connection and relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He agreed on a one-year deal for $3 million, which isn't a large sum of money but that isn't what matters.

Going into the 2024 season, the Jets need reliable pass-catchers aside from Garrett Wilson. There was no other receiver on the roster in 2023 that supplied more than 23 receptions or 311 receiving yards. Those numbers are beyond embarrassing for any offense in the modern-day era.

Cobb was playing a larger role to begin the season but he was essentially a non-factor. He had difficulty blocking, gaining separation, and even catching the ball consistently. The 33-year-old only reeled in five catches for a putrid 39 yards and one score in 11 games.

It's hard to imagine the Jets bringing back the 2011 second-round pick when they have major questions surrounding the wide receiver room. We all know Cobb and Rodgers have a true bond but that's not enough to keep him in the Big Apple.