One of the highlights of the 2021 NY Jets squad was Braxton Berrios, who was named an All-Pro as a kick returner. While the rest of the special teams unit wasn't as good, the Jets are confident that can change in 2022.
With Braden Mann seemingly healthy and Greg Zuerlein looking to take the kicking job, this could become a pretty solid group, especially if Berrios can come close to his fantastic 2021 season.
The Jets as a whole seem on the verge of major improvements, and while special teams aren't the most important part of football, they can certainly win you some games. The Jets will need all the talent they have if playoffs are to be achieved this coming year.
1. What are the pros of the 2022 NY Jets special teams unit?
This is something that we will harp on throughout this piece, but the biggest pro of this team is Braxton Berrios, who has the ability to turn an entire game on its head in an instant — a trait that not many special teamers in the league possess right now.
An elite kick returner and a positive at the punter spot are both things the Jets can confidently hang their hat on to begin the 2022 season, and while it may not make a difference every week, it can be a game-changing unit at times.
Berrios will contribute on offense, but if he can be anywhere near the player he was on special teams a year ago, along with the rest of the team's improvement, we could be seeing all three phases of this unit competing at a high level in 2022.