10 NY Jets that could make the Pro Bowl in 2023
By Nathan Smith
5. D.J. Reed, CB, NY Jets
While plenty of attention from the 2022 defensive unit went towards rookie Sauce Gardner, free agent pickup D.J. Reed was just as important, and together, they made arguably the best cornerback duo in the entire NFL.
While Reed was snubbed for several awards in 2022, if he can play at the same level in 2023 with the Jets likely to take a step forward into playoff contention, there's no way he should be ignored, especially if he can improve his impact on the team.
Overall, Reed ended 2022 with one forced fumble, one interception, and 12 passes defended but finds himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, so there's no reason why he shouldn't be a Pro Bowl player in 2023.
4. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
One big problem the Jets have had in recent years is a lack of playmakers on the outside, and while Elijah Moore and Corey Davis were both solid for the Jets, neither became the difference-maker that the team was after. That's why the Jets made the smart choice of picking up Ohio State's Garrett Wilson at No. 10 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
From the moment Wilson stepped on the field, he had the swagger and the ability to make plays, ending the year with 83 catches, 1,103 yards, and four touchdowns, despite dealing with the No. 32 ranked quarterback play in the NFL.
Now, Wilson gets to link up with one of the five or ten greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and with two more weapons in Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman to take the attention off him, there's no reason why Wilson can't improve on a stellar rookie campaign.