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2022 NY Jets spring depth chart preview: Special Teams

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2. What are the cons of the 2022 NY Jets special teams unit?

The con for the 2022 Jets is the same one as it was for last year's squad; the inability to find a talented, consistent kicker that you can slot in to play every game without concern.

Sure, there are only about 5-10 elite kickers in the game, but the Jets seem to be one of only a few teams that struggle to find a consistently good starter in the NFL. In today's game, with so many points being scored, kicking is crucial.

This may be fixed at some point, but given the reported struggles of both Eddy Pineiro and Greg Zuerlein, it's not likely. This means more pressure on Zach Wilson and the offense to score points, and it will no doubt hurt the Jets at some point.


3. Who will be the biggest stud on this 2022 NY Jets special teams unit?

While this group figures to be well improved all-around from 2021, it's going to be last season's stud that repeats again, as it's hard to see anyone but Braxton Berrios making that kind of an impact on the team this coming season.

There are plenty of electric kick returners in the game today, but given how consistent Berrios has been for this team over the past few years, it's hard to not see him being a genuine threat for All-Pro once again.

If Greg Zuerlein can be back to his best, that will certainly improve the Jets' kicking game and will help them potentially win some close games, but it's Berrios that will once again stand out for this young Jets squad.

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