Not everyone could bear the expectations of donning the green and white New York Jets uniforms. While the bar will be set slightly higher this year with new faces to rock the new unis, here are five guys who just could not get it together while trying to impress Jets nation.
Sheldon Richardson, Defensive End
The talent was in the bag, Jets nation thought they had a steal drafting Sheldon Richardson in the first round back in the year of 2013. Between much wasted energy trying to get Richardson to behave amongst legal issues involving him leading the police on a wild high speed chase, also to beefing with then Wide Reciever Brandon Marshall. While he was highly talented, the professional mentality was low quality, and the appearance on Rontez Miles’ snapchat saying “Where the h**s at?” all but sealed his fate as a wasted New York Jets talent that fans and the organization could embrace for years to come.
2. Brandon Marshall, Wide Reciever.
If you’d like to watch a non existent Jets throwback movie, watch Forgetting Brandon Marshall. The beef he’s had with Sheldon Richardson has sent him to the crosstown rivals New York Giants, and he just did not really have what it took at the tail end either to fully stay as a Gang Green member appealing to Jets Nation in the grand scheme of it all.
3. Christian Hackenberg, Quarterback
The Christian Blaze Hackenberg days out of Penn State did not, like most quarterback things in the past fifty years, go exactly as planned. Hackenberg, who played rather great in his college career, totally missed every chance to succeed with the New York Jets. Twice or more his throws nearly hit the reporters. He also was booted from the field after failing to break a huddle correctly. Even in the AAF, it was a bad look all around.
4. Bryce Petty, Quarterback
Baylor had seen better, and so had the Jets, as it really was not too petty for Gang Green to part ways with failed quarterback Bryce Petty as well. Petty started over Hackenberg, but both were not long term goals that the Jets could work with and develop the right way.
5. Nick Folk, Kicker
Folk missed more field goals than desirable for gang green, who could do without as a few were in very important do or die situations as well. Kicking and screaming were the Jets hopes as Folk did not live up to the tale of greatness needed to succeed in New York.