The NY Jets added a total of 10 players during the 2021 NFL Draft, all of whom will look to earn playing time early in their careers. Some players like Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker likely won't have to wait long.
For others, securing a role on the team might prove to be a bit more difficult. Either way, with increased opportunities for new players comes decreased opportunities for veterans already on the roster.
The draft is an exciting time for fans as it represents a changing of the guards, of sorts. Somewhat of an "in with the new, out with the old" scenario.
But that scenario is only beneficial for the new additions to the roster. For the returning holdovers, this could spell disaster.
Various players who were penciled in as starters on the depth chart mere weeks ago may not have maintained that position following the draft. And even if they still do, it might only be a matter of time before their younger counterparts take their jobs.
It's the unfortunate reality of the NFL and further proof that the league is a business, after all. No job is safe for very long. Even if you played a key role on the team the previous year, you could very easily find yourself fighting for snaps the next summer.
With that, let's take a look at three Jets players whose starting jobs could be in jeopardy following the 2021 NFL Draft.