34 former NY Jets who are part of the XFL in 2023

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Former NY Jets on the Orlando Guardians

Terrell Buckley, HC

The Orlando Guardians have only one member of their team that has any history with the Jets, and it's a faint one at that in their head coach Terrell Buckley.

The FSU legend, and one of the better defensive backs in his heyday, played one season with the Jets in 2004 as mostly a reserve, playing in 16 games and registering three interceptions.

For a Jets team that had a strong playoff run that year, it was odd seeing Buckley in green and white after watching him battle the Jets for many years with the Dolphins and Patriots.

Former NY Jets on the Seattle Sea Dragons

Jim Haslett, HC

Yet another XFL head coach with some history with the Jets. Albeit, this one is a bit of a stretch. Jim Haslett, the former NFL Head Coach of the Year, who was also NFL Rookie of the Year with the Buffalo Bills, spent his final pro season with the Jets.

After breaking his leg with Buffalo in 1985, Haslett tried two years later to make a brief comeback with the green and white in 1987. He played three games with the Jets, starting two before the NFL went on strike. Not precisely the swan song Haslett was looking for, but at least he tried.

Josh Perkins, FB/TE

As long as we are stretching, might as well do one more in Seattle. Josh Perkins the fullback/tight end tweener has been with four NFL teams since 2016. His last stint in the pros was in 2021 on the Jets' practice squad.

Former NY Jets on the Arlington Renegades

T.J. Barnes, NT

The 6-foot-7, 364-pound Georgia Tech nose tackle spent three seasons with the Jets, mainly as a practice squad player. At Barnes' massive size, it's hard to get lost in the crowd, but in the NFL, despite his unique measurables as a run-stopper, he hasn't received much playing time. That was the case with the Jets.

Aaron Adeoye, DE/OLB

The talented late bloomer from Southeastern Missouri State took a unique route into the NFL after only playing one year of football in college. Three different NFL teams have signed the former basketball standout.

The Ravens rostered Adeoye for two seasons on their practice squad. The Jets picked him up off waivers in 2021, but let him go after only eight days.

He would then land on Green Bay's practice squad and spend time with them until 2022, but it was almost as if Adeoye never was a Jet. Even though, he was...kind of.

Edmond Robinson, LB

Edmond Robinson has had two stints with the New York Jets, once in 2017, and then again in 2021 after Robinson starred in the XFL in 2020.