3 former NY Jets players who failed with their new team in 2023

These former Jets fell short of expectations in 2023

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2. James Robinson, RB, New England Patriots (and other teams)

The Jets traded for James Robinson prior to the 2022 deadline with hopes that he could help make up for the loss of Breece Hall to injury. Unfortunately, Robinson's stint with the Jets was uneventful, as the former undrafted free agent averaged a lowly 2.9 yards per carry in just four games.

It came as no surprise that the Jets didn't re-sign Robinson in the offseason, but what was surprising, however, was that he agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with the New England Patriots last March.

Robinson had looked like a shell of his former self during his time with the Jets, which is why many eyebrows were raised when the Patriots handed him a mid-level free-agent contract in the offseason. As it turns out, the Patriots knew what they were doing.

Robinson's contract had contingencies should the veteran running back fail his physical — which he did. The Patriots released him with an injury designation less than three months later.

The remainder of the 2023 season wasn't particularly kind to Robinson. He spent about a month with the New York Giants in the summer before being released in August.

Robinson found a temporary home in Green Bay, signing with the Packers' practice squad in October. He would go on to appear in one game for the Packers in 2023, carrying the ball one time for two yards. He was released from the practice squad for good in early December.

Robinson is currently a member of the New Orleans Saints after joining the team's practice squad in December and signing a reserve/future contract in January. It's safe to say that his 2023 season didn't exactly go as planned, however.