3 Offseason Moves That Will Backfire on the New York Jets

The Jets can be seen as winners of the off-season, but we'll have to wait until the season's underway to truly judge.

Dec 28, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh loosk on during the first
Dec 28, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh loosk on during the first / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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While many have claimed that the Jets were one of the biggest winners of Free Agency there are certainly reasons to be concerned. The Jets have already found themselves at the center of drama as rumors swirl of a Robert Saleh and Woody Johnson screaming match at the league meetings. The Jets off-season may end up being a massive success, but here are three reasons it all may blow up in Joe Douglas' face.

1. Signing Injury-Prone Players at Positions of Need

Entering free agency the two biggest needs for the Jets were offensive linemen and wide receivers in order to maximize the team's potential in 2024. The two biggest signings of the Jets off-season were left tackle Tyron Smith and Wide Receiver Mike Williams. The duo signed for a combined $16 million dollars on incentive filled deals.

Tyron Smith will be tasked with protecting Aaron Rodgers as the team replaces Mekhi Becton and Duane Brown. The issue with Smith has never been his play as one of the best tackles in league history, but rather with his injury history. Over his past three seasons, Smith has missed 23 games with knee, neck, hamstring, and back issues.

The Jets had a massive hole at wide receiver as the group struggled mightily outside of Garrett Wilson. To address this need the Jets signed Mike Williams who the Chargers released earlier in the off-season. There's a major concern with Williams due to the fact he tore his ACL last season. The receiver likely will miss all of training camp and the pre-season. This will limit how well Aaron Rodgers and Williams will be able to mesh early in the season.

The two players, if healthy, will be great signings for the Jets and will make Joe Douglas look like a genius. The Jets, however, are betting on a receiver coming off of a major injury at 30 years old and a left tackle who's been injured the past four seasons at 33 years old.